Monday, January 31, 2011

Just a seed but so much more

Warning LONG post!!!

I was homeward bound from Starbucks the other day (hmmm that reminds me my caffeine level is dropping). After divulging in a Very Berry Coffee cake and a Venti Soy Chai Latte (no water of course) in the solitude of my vehicle when it happened; a cute little blackberry seed got stuck in my teeth!!

(Insert annoyance here.)

As I continued my drive down 264 I tried my best to remove such seed with no such luck.

Until finally; success!!!!

SOOOO where this is going is as I was doing my damnedest to suck out the seed I was thinking about where I had come from, where I am now and where I am heading to.

Where I had actually been before the Starbucks trip was a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. I had to attend for school and am by no means about to blurt out "Hi! I'm Angie and I am an addict!" But my 'field trip' did direct me back to a time where I very much could have made such a statement.

So where I have been.
Through my knowledgeable 26 years of life to date I have taken on many roles; wife, daughter, sister, student, role model (save your chuckles), friend, comic, confidant, enemy, partier, etc.
The partier is what most people seemed to focus on when the thought of me arouse to them.
And boy could I party.
After awhile I realized what the party was doing to me. I also realized the people I partied with didn't care about me they only cared what I brought to the party!
I decided I didn't want to be involved with the 'party' anymore and re-directed my life towards a positive path.
(Mind you it did take several negative events for me realize I needed a change of pace.)

Enter Jimmy and where I am now.
Meeting Jimmy couldn't have come at a better time for me.
In the re-direction my life was taking I was not looking for a relationship when we met but I took the leap and as they say the net appeared.
Jimmy has never asked me to change to fit his idea of a perfect woman.
He lets me be me.
Jimmy has supported me through some of the toughest of moments a couple can handle.
The loss of our son. My mom's cancer diagnosis. Nursing School (it's not for the weak of heart).
I believe Jimmy to be one of the best gifts life has allotted me.
And plus he still gives me the butterflies.
I couldn't ask for a better partner in life.

And now where I am going.
On May 19, 2011 at 7pm, I will be graduating from Nursing School!
(Insert screaming cheerleader voice here!!!)
It has been a long time coming. With several bumps and a couple of stops along the way.
If I didn't have the support of my husband, mom, additional family and friends I would not be on the brink of graduation.
With graduation insight Jimmy and I have discussed our future.
Kids. House. White picket fence.
So, yes to clarify your inquiring minds Jimmy and I are now actively trying for little Kinanes.
(By the way I can see all of your shocked faces!!!!!)
Our future is bright and we are excited to reap its benefits!!

And to think all this sprouted from a little seed that got stuck...


Sweet Temptations Cupcakes said...

Looks like you have some great things in your future!!! You make me smile!!!


Jessica said...

Angie, just wanted to say that I'm so happy for you!!! And it's too funny, cuz I will finally be done with my undergrad degree this May as well! (yeah, I was on the 10+ year program). I'm glad that our friendship started at what I feel was probably a dark time in both our lives but survived and I look forward to what the future brings for us both.