Finding Happiness Again

August 1, 2012 at 7:10 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , )

Finding happiness within is a choice.

reflecting back on the many hardships and difficulties I have faced, made me realize I had two options. I could have become angry and bitter at God for allowing the hardships in my life, or I could trust God. Our out look on life depends on the attitude we have. I have always tried to live my life with the idea my glass is half full. When my husband died from complications with diabetes, my life was in turmoil. I was faced with responsibility of raising my young son alone. Looking back on some of the difficulties in my life, makes me appreciate how fragile life really is. My husband and son were sick often. My husband Jerry, would have a grand moll seizure,  the same time my son Levi  had the croup. Somehow, I stayed sane . I began to realize  the challenges in my life I could not change. God has walked me through some of the most difficult days of my life. Before Jerry became terminal with his disease, he loved to go shopping. Our little family of three would make a day at the Valley Mall. I remember watching Levi ride on some of the attractions in the mall. Before heading home, we would stop at the park and feed the ducks. I treasure the many wonderful memories I have. I become encouraged  to keep moving forward.

It has been a painful journey the past six years. Levi moved out to take care of his grandma when his grandpa died. You think you are prepared until the day arrives. I remember Levi’s best friend helped him move.I became used to being a family of two. Suddenly, you are alone. You have to let go of the child you so wisely raised. Sometimes circumstances will dictate how long your child will be  gone. Levi started to grow up when he moved in with his grandma. Levi found out the doors locked at 10:00p.m. I remember Levi calling his grandma at 9:58 p.m. telling her he was on his way home. His grandma kept Levi honest. sometimes Levi’s friends would call his grandma and let her know he was on his way home. I am grateful for taco Tuesdays at grandmas house. I worked at a Hotel at the time. I was tired after a long day, so I would bring tacos to my mom’s house. We enjoyed a meal together . Simple memories bring a joy to my heart every time I reflect back on them.

My journey has been filled with heartbreak . I have worked through the sorrows in my life and I look for the miracle in each new day I am given to live. I hope my blog blessed you.


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