I have kept a journal for many years yet recent events in my life have given me the courage to share many of my thoughts. Perhaps this journal will encourage others by knowing someone else has been through the same struggles, joys, personal growth and I have had. Yes, you may think this is an odd place for this entry to be placed, but it is where I am picking up in my journal. I don't write every day, sometimes it is weeks or months apart. Yet in this new adventure, it is my goal to post something daily, whether it be an old memory or something in the present. I hope it will be an encouragement to you.
I think this would be the appropriate post to further introduce myself. If you have read the post prior to today, you have a pretty good idea of who I am. So this is me:
I am first and foremost a child of God. At the age of 9, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord & Saviour. This is the biggest, more important and eternal decision one can make in their lifetime. I am so thankful for a Christian home and knowing & seeing the power of God in everyday circumstances.
My family is the backbone of my life. I have wonderful parents who have been married for over 30 years. They have raised me to be a hard worker, never give up, and to rise above the struggles I may be facing. They have encouraged me, given me strength when I have been at my weakest moments. Without them, I would not be who I am today.
Just a few more family members you may read about. My youngest brother is Thomas and his wife is Sarah. Even though they live in a different state, we still have a close relationship.
Last, but certainly not least, is the man I consider my best friend and love of my life. He has been with me through thick and thin. We have been together for about four years, yet it feels like a lifetime. Robert Anthony, (aka) Bobby, is the man I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with.
The last thing I feel like I should share, is something that does not define who I am nor stops me from living life to the fullest. At age 9 I was diagnosed with Epilepsy. Off and on I have struggles with this disease and sometimes it makes life a little harder. I save this tidbit for very last, because when you read my post I don't want it to overshadow who I really am.
So that is a little about me. I hope you enjoy this journey called life.