Happy Sassy Sunday Everyone! For today’s blog post I wanted to talk about something that is very special and close to my heart; this very special topic is Family. Family is by far, one of the most beautiful parts of life. I have been blessed with the most incredible family and I thank the heavens every single day for giving me such an amazing life. Even though I have been through some extremely difficult things in my life, I am also not the only one that has. Not only have they give me a home and shown me true love, but they have given me one of the greatest gifts of all and that was real hope. And through it all one thing has ultimately remained the same….I have always had a home and a place in my family’s heart; and for this I am forever grateful.
I have come across some who say that from before we even come into this world, we have the ability to pick who we want as our Mom and Dad. And while I believe to a certain extent in fate and that everything happens for a reason; I don’t know if I whole heartedly, can believe in this romanticized notion of us having the ability to pick who we want as our mother and father and them picking their child or children. This does not mean I am trying to knock anyone that does fully believe in this possibility, I’m just saying I’m not sure if I can completely get behind it. However, whether we do or it just happens naturally and without any rhyme or reason, because that’s how it was “predesigned” too, it’s still a very beautiful idea and quite magical if you ask me.
I know if you have read some of my previous blog posts you may wonder how I can still be so optimistic about any of this, but that is largely do to that fact that I always felt like I had somewhat of a place with my family. I mean “somewhat” solely based on some of the choices I have made in the past and not wanting to have loved ones around during those times. Mainly due to the the idea of why should they suffer anymore then they already were, because of the less favorable decisions and choices I was making? In other words, despite those “less favorable choices” I was making, my family has always shown me what the true meaning of unconditional love is.
Now, I also understand that this isn’t always how it is for everyone. That unfortunately, there are people who have never experienced having a family and/ the meaning of unconditional love. In fact, knowing this deeply saddens me. I ask you to please believe me when I say that I am fully aware of what the truth brings and the reality of certain situations. However, please try to look at it like this: despite everything I have been through in this lifetime, I am still able to hold onto the belief that family and unconditional love is real and very much possible. I’m not saying it’s definitive or that I know when or if it will happen, but only that it is possible. I hope that everyone can at some point experience this feeling I am talking about, and that even if they weren’t born into having a family, that one day they can build their own.
I know some people are going to read this and say that that’s nothing more than unrealistic or wishful thinking, while others may absolutely know what I am speaking about. Whether you don’t believe that any of it is possible or you too, are holding on to the hope that one day you will experience one or both of the things I have mentioned in this post, I wanted to share this and the most important thing having and being part of a family has given me. It is that no matter how bad things may be, there is always the possibility/potential of getting better. Furthermore, there is always hope and even though it may seem like things will never get better, I am the perfect example of how they can. It all starts with you trying and believe in yourself and that you can overcome “this” (whatever this may be).