A New Chapter! :)
Thursday, June 07, 2012
A day like no other... My babygirl turned 19 on Mother's Day this year! It was bittersweet because a week later I would be driving to El Segundo to watch her swear in to the Air Force, to start a new chapter in her book of life! A new chapter for all of us also... Her sisters and I miss her desperately but we all know change helps us grow and makes us stronger. I hope to save some money so I can see her graduation in Texas. She called me yesterday just as I was about to leave work and the tears flowed from both of us!! I'm soooo proud of all my girls! I'm glad she was brave enough to do this and smart enough to chose wisely! I've raised my girls alone for the past 15 years and to watch them grow up and spread their wings, watching them soar, makes my heart swell!!! I hope I can be strong enough for her and strong enough for my 2 that are still home with me! I pray for strength each and every day and I'm so very blessed to be able to live to see my girls grow up and be fabulous! I lost my mom at an early age but I know she'd be proud of my girls just like I am! Thank you all for being Sparkers! Grow stronger and be good to yourselves! I imagine how difficult it must be for all those bright young men and women who were at MEPS swearing in and flying away to bootcamp to start their new chapters in their book of life! They are missing their families and they are young and scared but they are strong and enhancing their gift of life! They will be told what to eat, when to eat and how to eat, among every other activity they will be a part of. We all have free will and the freedom to chose for ourselves what and how we take care of ourselves! It amazes me how much we have and what we all take for granted. Imagine your body is your special gift and you are responsible for taking the best possible care of this amazing gift! We can do this! Like I told my daughter, baby, you got this! You're a strong and fabulous person! You got this!! We got this! Take care! Be Fabulous!!!