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Friday, January 11, 2008

Seven Wonders of my Life

My dear friend Maggie has challenged us with a fabulous new blog prompt, the Seven Wonders of our Lives. She has also suggested that we create layouts using this prompt and I am hoping I can find the time this week to do just that! Until then...

1. Connor, he is without a doubt the greatest wonder in my life. From the moment he started moving in my belly he has had me wrapped around that little finger of his. I cannot believe that something so beautiful could come from me and Shane. He amazes me every day with his love, his learning, his compassion, his needs, I love them all. He is my bestest boy and I couldnt have asked for more. What a joy.

2. Sean, true love. I know that I am only young but I have gone through some trying times when it comes to love. The last four years have been wonderful with Sean. He has so many annoying habits that just drive me insane. lol However, I am not sure what I did before him and his little quirks. He has literally helped me be a better person. We keep each other grounded, we keep each other entertained, we just keep each other. I love that man.

3. My family, as crazy as they are, I could not make it without them. My parents are quite the pair. I am JUST like my father, too a T, it drives my mother nuts! I kid you not. I love both my parents so much. I do get along better with my Dad though. We can spend hours together and its so enjoyable. My brothers! ACK! I dont know how I made it through my childhood with 3 older brothers but I did. Whew! They each have such interesting personalities and lives. They each bring something of meaning to my life and its such a blessing to have them. Shout out to Earl, Joey, and Mark.

4. My friends! Throughout life, friends come and go. I know this, I understand and accept this. I have friends that were around from grade primary, I have friends I just met this year, I love them all. There are friendships that have ended that I wish hadnt but I am still happy knowing the good times we shared in the past. I am thankful for my online friends who keep me entertained thoroughly! The amazing technology we have available is wonderful! I am able to keep in touch with my friends all over the country, all over the world. :)

5. My town. I grew up in the same town in which I still reside. Most people look at our town as a place to get out of or retire too but I see my life here. I know that Sean and I will marry here, raise our kids here and grow old together here. It isnt much, there isnt much to do but its what I know, its what I love. I love being able to walk down the street at 1am and not have to worry. I like being able to send Connor outside in the yard with his cousin without fear of something happening to them. Its by far the best place for us to be. No place is perfect, but this town comes to it for me.

6. Creativity! Wow, what a release my creativity has been for me. I cannot even begin to imagine what my life would be like if it were not for the inspiration I see everyday. My world is not the same as everyone around me. I see things differently then my family and friends. I see it through the eyes of an artist. It took me a long time to say that about myself, but I am, I am an artist. I do not create masterpieces with paint, or charcoal but I do create art. Whether it be with my photography, my digiscrapping, or what have you, I am thankful for a creative outlet. Thank goodness for the left side of the brain!

7. Canada! I am proud to be a Canadian. Everyday I am thankful that I was born in a country that is free and caring of its people. We have so much to be thankful for here. Free health care, I never have to worry about Connor not receiving care. Freedom of speech, I will not be slain in the street for speaking out. Food, I do not have to hunt for my food, I always have enough to eat. Wealth, I am not even close to being well off but we have enough to provide shelter, food, all our basic needs and then still have money for play. The list could go on for days....

So those are seven of the wonders in my list....whats on yours?


Maggie said...

You go, girl!!! I loved reading your list. In some ways, it sounded familiar, but still with enough twusts and differences to make it reflect what makes you unique.

Carolyn said...

Great journalling! Oops guess this is not a layout but love it anyway!