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Not everything in life is easy, but that doesn't mean that you can't lead a good life. If everything was smooth and easy where would the challenge be, the lessons learned, and triumphs won? I for one, love a good challenge, even though at times they can be exasperating.
With two boys and a husband, I thought my life was complete. I wasn't planning or expecting a third child. After fighting our way back from debt, my husband and I were finally in a better financial position with our family. Then we found ourselves expecting a third child.
While the occasion was a joyous one, it also brought with it worries of financial woes. Worries that proved to be worth worrying about. We were in need of a bigger home so we moved from a two bedroom apartment into a three bedroom house which increased our rent considerably. I found that I had to put groceries on credit cards because I was now back to two children in daycare and we all know an infant in daycare is not an inexpensive expense.
After a few years of just getting by we began to turn the corner. Within a year from now we will have pulled ourselves and the family through and things will only get better. Through all of the adversity and challenges we faced there was a very bright shining reward. Her name is Ericka. I can't imagine my life without her and revel in all that she is.
Her triumphs and challenges are now mine. As I watch the wheels in her brain turn as she learns something new, or how she stomps her feet and crosses her arms because it may be 10:30 at night but she wants a snack, I smile because she is the award at the end of adversity. She will have her own trials to overcome as she grows and I'm so glad I will be there to watch, to help, and to support.
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Do you have a good life story? Something that you celebrate? A fear or doubt you overcame that made you better? I would love to hear!