My second source of inspiration (and they are not written in any particular order of importance) is my family. The first part of my family is the one I was blessed to be born into and was given. My mother, Rosa and my father, Nelson. Also my older brother who is also named Nelson but we call him by the nickname my mother gave to him. I have never called my brother Nelson....ekkk its kinda weird since I call him that nickname.
I love this photo of my family. I have it in a frame on my bookshelf in the living room. I placed it high above all the little fingers I have running about my house hehehe
My parents experienced love at first sight. Against all odds married and created my brother and I. They were young when they married (21 yrs old) and they had their ups and downs but all the normal things that happen in a marriage. And then in 1984 my mother fought the biggest battle of her life. I was confused by it all and before I knew it she was gone. But my father stayed with her and cared for her until her final breathe.
Then we became what I would call us-The Three Musketeers. We did so much together and weathered many tough storms together. In between those storms was my grandma, Minerva (dad's mom) who also became a mother to me and helped raise me along with my father. I look back on all the things we went through, all the good and not so good memories and I am so incredibly thankful because no matter what at the end of the day I was wanted, adored, and loved. I know not a lot of people can say that so I am grateful and inspired by that which was given to me...my family.
My other half of my family is the one that I created with my husband. Honestly I am still in awe and will most likely always be in awe that I have such an amazing husband and three children. I have dreamed and wanted to have children since I was a child myself and for years I would wonder if that dream would ever come true.
Then I met my husband when I least expected it, by our third month of dating we knew we wanted to be married and we were the one for the other. We dated for almost three years, got engaged on Easter of 2005 and were married that August. And they say the rest is history. It certainly was for us. Three babies came into our lives in four years. Now we are a family of five and everyday I feel like its a miracle. At least once a week I go to my husband and tell him, "Can you believe all these people are ours??" Because I still can't believe it. I thought I was lucky to have one but then I had three....wow...seriously just wow.
They keep me sane and insane, they keep my heart flowing with love and keep me wanting to be a better person. They inspire me with their growth, knowledge, creativity, and just by being who they are.
Nothing better than family. When I go to sleep every night my heart is full.
What aspects of your family inspire you on a daily basis?