Love my Life

Not to brag, but I love my life. In this season of Lent, with Easter arriving tomorrow, I always count my blessings.

I have an Attitude for Gratitude.

It hasn’t always been this way, but my cancer diagnosis gave my family and I new perspective. Our time is limited in this life; tomorrow is never promised. This realization of the circle of life in my own life has been profound and has led me to my Word of the Year: Freedom.

Love my Life, Bikurgurl 2018

I’d been planning on writing about my Portland experience this past weekend, but we’ve been ill all week — at least my husband was able to be on clean-up crew. He’s astounded me this week in so many ways — it’s times like these I’m so thankful to have him as my best friend and partner in life.

The epiphany of his supporting our homeschool was enough to carry me through.

This week we’ve been playing easy, favorite board games, trying to keep down crackers, and binge watching documentaries, The Simpson’s, Jurassic Park/Jurassic World, and Saturday Night Live….I even snuck in some Spongebob because really, we need to laugh more when we aren’t feeling well!

These are the valleys of life, where the going isn’t as tough, and the views can be beautiful. You just have to soak it up, breathe it in, and be present. Even if things are chaotic, messy, or exhaustingly heart breaking, sometimes the only way to move forward is to notice the smallest thing:

  • The sun came out/The sun didn’t come out
  • the song of a bird
  • a smile from a stranger/a smile given to a stranger
  • fresh air
  • Spring is finally here {it’ll feel like spring soon!}

Or whatever makes your heart sing.

We’re all finally on the mend — and not just physically, but my sweet husband proved to me he’s beside me not just in word, but deed 💖


How do you Love your Life?


10 thoughts on “Love my Life

    1. I so agree! It’s taken a long time for my husband and I to get on the same page, and honestly, I wondered for a long time if it would ever happen. I’m so grateful to have found someone who loves me unconditionally, faults and all, and am sorry it took me years to recognize it! Allowing myself to be loved was my first, and biggest, hurdle to overcome. Letting down the walls of protection was something I never thought I’d want to do, nor be able to do. Thank you so much for checking in and sharing the love ❤


      1. I am so glad for you. I read once that it’s not finding someone who can knock down the walls you’ve built around yourself, but being able to let someone get that close to try. Hubby knows me better than anyone, and admits he doesn’t think he’s even scratched the surface! Makes him all the more precious.

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