I have always been a *work-a-holic* — I am sure always will lol. My life is pretty scheduled, 7am-midnight almost every day. But, the last few years, with *so many* major and significant losses in my life….
Feb 2013 – husband of 20 years
July 2013 – My Grandpa (dad’s dad)
July 2013 – Our 13 year old Boxer “Bullet* family dog)
2014 – My Father in Law (who we took care of in our garage apt for many years)
2015 – oldest daughter diagnosed w cancer (she won! thank the Lord, and now healthy)
Mar 2016 – My Mom.
And through that – other close friends and family lost or major *issues*- has the reality of the *take care and spend time with those you love, and TELL them you love them, cuz you never know when you will get to again…..even friends….
And then also, even myself….for many years I lived for doing *for* everyone else, and I still do, and I think it is important, but I have also learned, and been hit w the reality, of not being someone’s wife, and kids getting older, not that I won’t always be their mom, but they need me *less* — of *who is Laurie, and what does *she* want and what is she *here for*?
Reflection can be a good thing…..do it…..and figure out what your plans are for the rest of your *dash* here on this earth, and what you are doing for you, and what you are doing for others, and what difference you are going to make in the world and the lives of others. <3