>> Thursday, May 27, 2010
This is my official entry to Inspirational Insights 1st Blogversary Contest.
As a first-time expat Mom, I have had my fair share of struggles and tears. I know that many stay at home moms just like me have their own struggles as well, some may even be greater than mine. But I have always tried to be strong for my family. In most times, I succeeded. In some cases, I break down and cry. You could ask my Hubby... he is witness to all my struggles and pains.
There are instances in my life when I felt like giving up and giving in to my problems, but I cannot afford to be selfish. I have a family who depends on me and I am responsible for them. I cannot imagine what I did in order to rise above but looking back, I always see my Hubby and my daughter by my side... even when I was at my worst. And I realize that it is them, my little family, who has helped me emerge victorious from all my troubles. They are constantly the ones cheering me on. And whether I admit it or not, there is no question that it is them who inspires me, who lifts me up, who stays by side through thick and them. And for that, I am most THANKFUL.
It is the little things that they do that inspires me to be a better wife and a better Mom. Just seeing them happy and content, playing together, having a laugh, giving me those lovesick puppy look, the little but unexpected surprises, the gentle touches, the hugs and kisses, the travels and adventures along the way... all these inspire me and help me discover that indeed happiness and love and strength is just right before my very eyes.