Loving is the Easy Part…. For Me
You might find that as an odd statement, but its true. I have always found it easy to love. Chalk it up to a loving family; as well as an extended loving family. We grew up as huggers; it was normal, as well as natural. So much to the point that I realized as I got older it was better to ask if it was ok before doing so. As I came to learn not everyone was like our family.
Along with love, comes compassion and understanding. I have always said I love unconditionally, because I do. Its my nature and it is a part of who I am. I am not saying that everyone should be that way, because we are all different. Always the optimist, I try to find the good in people, but in a world of crazy, sometimes it can be difficult. I used to think that only bad things happened to bad people. Many years later, I have found this statement to not be true. Bad things happen to good people. I have said it before and I will say it again. We weren’t born with a book on how to live life. They do not hand out manuals before you leave the hospital, so you take life as it comes, and hope it turns out ok.
The hard part is when a family member or a close friend goes through a difficult time. Nothing you seem to say is good enough (in your opinion). You sometimes doubt yourself, or question why this situation happened to you, or them. It’s harder yet to want to fix it; but you can’t. I have always been a ‘fixer’ until I realized that I can’t always do that. I do not have the power to fix things that are out of my hands. I still struggle with this; but when a situation arises, I remind myself; and I pray. Only because loving is the easy part… for me.
Like many families, our family has went through our share of tough times and great times. We are a very close family; so loving is the easy part. When our family experiences a bump in the road, or a deep pothole; we hurt together also. Our hearts ache, but amongst all of this, we continue to love; because that is when we realize, we are not alone. We can cry together without reservation and support one another through it all.
I feel very blessed to be a part of a family that through whatever is going on in our lives; we are who we are. I know not everyone is as lucky to have what we have, and I am thankful.
If you are reading this, thank you. If you pray; please pray for my family during one of our ‘deeper potholde times’ and if you don’t that is ok; just please put us in your thoughts.
We have the faith that 2015 will be a year of healing for a special member of our family; as well as our family itself. So I continue to say; Loving is the Easy Part…. For Me.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.