This is week has gone by so fast. Where did the time go? Which is what I was thinking Thursday night while watching Jon’s niece graduate from High School. She graduated with Honors and we are so proud.
Me, Kc and Jon 2013
Where did the time go? I still remember my High School Graduation. I was so excited to get out and start real life or so I thought. Saying goodbye to my friends was not easy but the sense of freedom was new and exciting.
Tracy, Martha, Me and April 1987
Martha,Tracy, Me and April 2012
But boy did life have other plans for me. I did not go to college, instead I wanted the freedom. I wanted the job. I wanted to get out of my parents house, I wanted to make my own money, spend time with friends and yes party a little too. My ideas of real life were let’s say a little askew. Two years later I was married, a mother of a precious little girl and pregnant with my second child. Two years after that, I was newly divorced and a single mom to two beautiful children. Life had other plans for me indeed. I struggled as a single mom, worked long hours and missed very important days with my children. I made many mistakes that I will have to live with for the rest of my life, but I would not change one single thing in my life. It made me the strong person I am today. It brought me back to God and the meaning of family and God brought me Jon.
A few things I would like to tell KC on this day is to stay true to yourself, go to college and find out who you are. Study hard and look at this time as a new chapter in your life, one of many. Don’t rush into the next chapter of your life it will come soon enough. Enjoy this time of your life and treasure the small things as much as the big ones. Call your mother and tell her you love her any chance you get. It means the world to her. Always remember we are here for you and you are not alone.