As the title "Small Victories and a Little More Life to Live" suggests, I am writing this with the intention of having a more positive spin on my posts. For those of you who don't already know, Curtis is currently in basic training for the Army. He left 2 and 1/2 weeks ago and in that short time I have learned quite a bit about myself. The person I was, the person I am becoming, and the person I want to be. In the mean time I have been counting the days by my "small victories" rather than "minor defeats" as I once would have. Sometimes a victory is as small as getting the trash or the recycling to the curb BEFORE I get in the car and realize that everyone else has their can out and I don't have mine out. Other times it's simply making it to pick up Gunnar at 5:50pm instead of 5:58pm.
Whatever it may be on any given day, I am choosing to look at each day in a different way. I want to find the small victory in everyday. I want to live life a little more each day and find the joy in all I do. When my husband comes home, I want him to come home to the person he fell in love with, not the person he's been living with recently. He made a huge sacrifice for our family, and I intend to show him that although I cannot make the same exact sacrifice he has, I can make sacrifices for him and our family, and I can be a better, stronger person to stand beside him on this journey.
So this is me, changing, growing, finding the small victories in everyday life and living life a little more. I hope that you will do the same.