Thursday, January 9, 2014

A new appreciation of family.

It has been ages since I blogged.  Several family members were facing major crises and that took up all of my time and energy.  Fortunately, things are resolving and I feel I can breathe and blog again.  Over the past couple of months, I have learned so much about the resilience of my family members.  I have admired their courage and strength when faced with extremely difficult and even life threatening situations.  Their tenacity and ability to keep going and keep moving forward.  I am lucky to have been born into their midst.  It is the same tenacity they showed when they learned I was blind and would always be blind.  Their attitude of “Okay.  This is how it is.  Now let’s go on living.”  Their example of positivity.  Their modelling for me that life is precious.  That everyone’s life is precious and valuable and that you can find ways to adapt and live.  Their great gift to me is this.  That you can always find a way on.  Not an easy way always.  Not a fun way always.  But a way to live and thrive and I thank them for that.  It has given me a tenacity, an ability to be creative and adapt what needs adapting, a stubborn independent nature.  But also a sense of humour and fun that helps in these times.  Thank you!  You know who you are!  With love.  Kim

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