Friday, July 08, 2011
Well, today I looked at myself in the mirror. I mean REALLY looked. Just like many others I really didn't like what I saw. I'll start with my hair, too fine to do much with, then my face..oh yea..hmm? laugh lines or wrinkles? Tired eyes, or major luggage? Double chin, or not holding my head up? Yikes! I think I better stop there. LOL!
Then I thought about it. My hair is what I got from my mom, just about the only thing that I have that is truely hers. My "laugh lines" are from my dad, and my neck is from my grandma.
The years of worry and stress has taken it's tole on this old lady..or mature woman..but I'm still here and through all the years of living with a family that argued so much and all the things that people get in trouble for today, I have survived.
I've survived years of my parents drinking and arguing, years, and still more to come of my sister being mean and nasty to me, several years of taking care of a sick parent, with more still coming. I've survived being a teenager, and all that comes with that. I've survived a change in times, although I would like for it to be the way it "use to was". (daddy's words) I've survived a surgery, my husbands's heart attack, his losing 3 fingers and his really bad anxiety attacks. And I've survived the loss of many loved ones as well as beloved pets.
I've survived weight gain, weight loss, mind games, sadness, anxiety, stress and therapy.
It's so amazing how well we've turned out when we look back on all the things in our lives that we sometimes push into the back of our minds because we don't want to think about them.
Yes, I am a survivor and so is everyone here! I want everyone to know how much I truely appreciate your friendship, love, hugs and support. Have I told you lately I love you? Well, I do! HUGS! Oh, thanks for listening to my silliness. :)