There are moments in life where you tend to silently ponder over, silently celebrate, but that certainly doesn’t mean they are less important in life. Then there are those very large moments that should someone forget (aka my soon to be…LOL) then we would be having a problem. I think all milestones, big or small have to be celebrated in one way or another.
I’m taking this opportunity to cover a few of my milestones, to celebrate since they all within the first few days of each other, all in one week and it’s about coming full circle.
On November 5, 2009 I had Gastric Bypass. I had an amazing surgeon and support team and that trend continues. It has not been an easy road, nor will it continue to be an easy road, but one that I have chosen none the less. I will celebrate my 4th Re-birth day. The day I gave my daughters and my family a better version of myself. The beginning of my second chance. I take this particular journey very seriously, and therefore, I quietly celebrate this life and my blessings. This milestone always reminds me to not take anyone in your life for granted, to treasure the small moments, to look outside every morning and say Thank you!
Three years ago on October 30, 2010, I met “the man”. How time flies. It was at the right time in both of our lives, and I now know there is no predicting when that happens. I’m just very glad it did. Having been divorced for the better part of 20 years, and he having never been married, patience was the name of the game here I guess…LOL These have been the best three years of my life, living a very healthy, happy and fulfilling relationship, and exploring and traveling a journey of self discovery which in itself has had its amazing and fulfilling moments.
These past three years have now set the stage for another milestone. Our wedding. This will happen on November 2, 2013. Two very short weeks away. We are both happy and honored with all that will attend this event, one of many milestones in our relationship.
Of course the wedding taking centre stage, I cannot forget nor disregard the milestones that have gotten me here. So I’m silently saying Thank You, in case I don’t get the chance, to all those who have stood by my side. I have made decisions, some erratic, some drastic, some challenging, but none with regret! I would not be the woman that I am today had I not journeyed down this path. I am forever thankful and grateful.
So many have weathered the storm with me, and beside me. They have not judged my choices, but rather embraced the butterfly that I was becoming. Along the way, I met my best friend, my soul, my heart who never experienced who I was, but got to know who I truly was. It’s for those reasons that he has had an open door to my life as a whole, and understands, and support my milestones and journey fully of which he has become such an integral part!
I think it’s for this reason that we will become husband and wife during the same week as all the other milestones that have gotten me to today!! I am so blessed to be surrounded by such love.
Celebrate your milestones. The little ones especially, because these milestone shape who you are. If you started working out! Yah, you will be healthy happier you. Milestone. If you started a new career! Fantastic, you will look forward to everyday doing what you love. You decided to go back to school! Exciting, you will learn new things and share that with others. Celebrate your milestones!
Health and Love Always