I’ve been thinking lately as things have been changing in my life to less tragic, and more amazing about the ride that I have been experiencing.
I’ve been changing my thinking and been keeping the title of this post in my mind.
Stay Strong, Live Brave.
Shelby was so proud of me that I have a girlfriend now. “If you need help talking to her dad, call me and I’ll help you. I am so excited for you.” Ryan was simpler, “Is she nice daddy,” ‘Yes she is Ryan’ “Ok thats good, here’s sissy.”
And when I told Joanna I finally told the kids, SHE was scared. Because she doesn’t want to be anything but incredibly supportive of my relationship with my kids. She was relieved to hear that the kids want to meet her. And so was I. I was strong, and because of it I took a chance and told my kids where I have NEVER EVER told them about anyone else that I have dated.
You have to be strong for there will be times that you will find yourself on the short side of things. Yesterday a miscommunications on my fault threw me off my game. I let things cascade. My world started to imploade.
Then Joanna told me that she believed in me. She asked me if I believed in her.
I heard my voice say. I need to “Stay Strong , Live Brave” and we worked out the issue. She stood by me, supporting me as I was weak. But when the morning came and I got to see her again today, I felt invigorated. Because I had strength that I didn’t even knew I possessed before.
And with Joanna, I took a chance, I took a leap of faith, of which there are some people who can not and will not believe in.
I’ve never taken a leap of faith before.
The breeze feels great.
And I’m staying strong and living brave.
And for my friends who have asked me to make a list of things that we never need to do and things we need to do.
Things that we should never do:
1. Take each other for granted.
2. Fall asleep angry.
3. Not listen to the other’s point of view.
Things that we SHOULD do:
1. Meet each others parents (whether we are terrified of doing it or not)
2. Visit Canada (I’m sure we have some friends to meet) as well as many other countries.
3. Enjoy our time together