I want to dedicate this post to all parents and children, which literally means every person in this world. We do not come to be in this world without our parents, whether we like it or not. I am a daughter, then a wife, a daughter in law, a mother and now an aunt. I am lucky to have wonderful parents, a mother and father I absolutely adore and a younger brother who has the most gentle and kind heart. My husband is my childhood sweetheart and we’ve known each other since we were 12 years old. To clarify, no, we didn’t date since we were 12. It was much much later… after some trials and tribulations 😉
I am lucky to have 2 healthy cheeky girls, a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old. To me, they will always be the prettiest and the cutest. Which mother isn’t biased? I haven’t shown you their picture before, so here they are. Introducing to you, my princesses, Chloe and Ashlyn who just turned 4 and 2 respectively in October.
I also very recently became an aunt. My only younger brother finally became a dad to a beautiful daughter Leanne. She is absolutely adorable and she also looks just like my brother! Here is Leanne, the many faces of her, just a few days old. I can’t wait to see and hold her again.
Life is precious. Many of us take it for granted now and again (myself included) but I always believe that we must remember to take a step back and give thanks for what we have, and what we don’t have. I am also guilty of taking my loved ones for granted, so I hope I’m doing what I can to spend more quality time with them. I am saddened with the fact that there are also those who cannot accept life as it is, and they decide to end it prematurely. Maybe they feel it is the only way out, and I suppose it is an easier option.
From what’s happened lately, it’s really a smack in the face, a wake up call that life is unpredictable. There will be surprises and challenges here and there, and they happen when we least expect it to. When it happens, I’d like to be prepared and overcome it to become a better person. I vow not to take the easy way out because I know it will be hell for the people who love me who are still here. Winning and failing are part of life, a learning process. That’s why we climb and we fall, we laugh and we cry. It may be difficult, painful or embarrassing, but quitting Life is not an option. I am no chicken.
As you read this, I hope you will take just 5 minutes to close your eyes and think of your loved ones, family, friends; all those happy moments you spent together. Enjoy the feeling and remember to treasure them, so every moment that you will spend with them in the future will be even more meaningful.