So, lately I've been doing a LOT of thinking. One of the items I have been thinking about is something that I have struggled with for quite a long time. Wanting everyone to like me. Truth is, not everyone is going to. Truth is, I'm really not sure I want everyone to. However, there is a part of me that is still living in my childhood and all I want to do is fit in. No matter how that happens. I think if we are honest with ourselves we would all agree that we all want that, or at least most of us do. Prior to our move here to Texas I had finally become comfortable with who I was. When we moved I realized I would enter that "childhood" fear again. I had to force myself to be real. I was committed to allowing me to be me, no matter how difficult. You see, by nature, I am a peace maker. I always want people to like one another. One of the best things I have enjoyed is that I can be friends with anyone, and I have be blessed with some AMAZING friends. Everyone won't always like me. That is true. Sorry for them. I am me. Take me or leave me. I hope you all can be you. Don't allow the temptation of being someone who you aren't in order to have someone like you. It is easy to do. We want someone to like us so much that we try to adapt to what we "think" they would like. Sometimes we try too hard. We can't do it. I won't do it. I am the real me.
Otherwise...life has been busy. We had visitors & had a fantastic time! Dan was home for several weeks straight, but is now back to the traveling life. Elijah is taking swimming lessons & enjoying the pool. We have many summer plans.
Eli is getting cuter by the day & also more difficult sometimes. He is stubborn. Yup, just like his mom. I can't believe that he is going to be 4 this week. Time has really gone by so fast. I remember that phone call like it was yesterday! Elijah has blessed our lives. In celebration of his birthday, Julie, Little G, Camryn, Eli & I will enjoy the day at the beach! So glad that we can do this!!!!
Aside from all of this life is normal. I am enjoying Texas. It is very hot and I'm told will be even worse, but I'm enjoying it. I sweat like nobody's business, but hey, at least I don't swell up with retention. I have to look at it one way or the other, right? So...I will sweat, but I will enjoy life.
Hope you are enjoying your summer. Love to you all.