Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New life

As I wonder down yander way,

I look down and say hey,

Life is good

Life is grand

Let's live our lives hand in hand.


Little poem came to my head so thought I'd share it.


Anyway, I've been given a new lease on life. I had had a tough road over the past few years. I was in a failing marriage, and had 4 surgeries to date between both of my arms. I hit the lowest of the lows. I thought I would never get out. But the one thing that kept me going was "faith". I always had faith in God. Even though I got away from going to church, and even reading the bible, I still believed in God, and when it really got bad, I always looked to Him.


Now, my life seems to be heading in the right direction. I'm finally out of that slump. I am starting to feel good about myself again. I AM living life again! I'm not hiding under the rock of circumstances that wanted to keep me down. I am living, and I am loving life again! What a joy!


I started exercising. I do a 4 mile walk every day. I just bought new sneakers too because the other ones are shot. I'm feeling good about myself, and I am truly happy in my heart. I haven't been happy like this in probably 14 years! Granted, you have the happiness of God in your heart, but I feel happiness for me. I finally feel good about myself. I'm tackling the weight that has been holding me back for years. When I got sick, I gained 50 pounds from the medication. I AM going to loose that weight. I have goals set for myself now. Wow, goals! Who would have thought that goals could bring so much joy to someone.


When talking to my lawyer yesterday, he said to me " you've been through a lot, you are very lucky to come out from the bad days, because so many of his clients never do". 14 years in a bad marriage, 4 years of living with pain from my arms, 4 surgeries, that is a lot. Thank God, I have God! I never would have made it without HIM!


So now, as I walk my 4 miles a day, I dream of brighter days, and hope for my future. I am dreaming again, and planning for wonderful things. I think I might go back to school again, this time for either phsychology, or sociology, or both! Life is good! I know I have only brighter days ahead of me.


I made this card for mothers day for my mom. I got a chance to talk to her last night. She is very happy that I am on the right path now. She did say to me, she was surprised at how positive I was during such a bad time. Because when I talk to mom, I laugh, and try to be the happiest I can be for her, cuz she is my mom, and I love her. But she agreed, I have not been dealt very good cards over recent years.


Here is the card I made for her:
I used mellow moss as the base of the card, I used barely banana on the inside and stamped my sentiment and a pretty flower.
I used melon mambo for the mats with barely banana, pink pirouette and white for the design. I used 2006 SU dsp. I used green galore and melon mambo for the hummingbird and cut him out and popped him up using pop dots.
I stamped the flower in black, and colored it using various pinks and green galore, and finished it with a ribbon.
I hope my mom likes her mothers day card.
Have a great day, God bless, and live each moment to the fullest. Life is too short not to appreciate all the beauty it has to offer.

1 comment:

jdmommy said...

Dara, I'm so glad to hear the positive note...almost like hearing it in your voice. Hooray!! I LOVe the card you made for your Mom, and so will she!! I hope they have a wonderful trip. Keep up that positive thinking! Hugs, your S.S.