It’s Saturday July 1st and we just put 3 out of our 5 kiddos down for bed. The Manny Pacquiao fight is on and I see my husband and his friend eagerly starting at the screen to see who is throwing the best punches as well as dodging them. I am sitting back just going over life and I can’t believe I am where I am. I still can’t fathom all the events that have gone down over the past year and a half. I would never have thought my life would be the way it is now.
One thing you will never hear me say is “I wished I wouldn’t have done this or that because this would never of happened”. NO. Life happens. You learn from your actions and you grow as an individual. Difficult journeys in your life help you become the person you are. I never would’ve thought I was this “strong” considering how insecure I was. I would’ve never of thought I would be as outspoken and vocal as I am now. It’s hard to wonder how my life will go on now but I know my life will go on because I choose to not let this hold me down. I have an amazing Husband and 5 beautiful children to live for. We will continue making the best memories we can as well as staying as positive as possible. Our story will never go away BUT it will show we never gave up until we had no choice. That is one thing I will say I am proud of as well as staying true to myself and my beliefs. That is what we need more of in this world.
Land of the Free? Not exactly. Free-er? Yes.
I will continue to be an advocate for Medical Marijuana and for families so that they will never have to endure everything we went through. I am thankful for such an amazing support following who have done everything for us which includes sending positive words, posting factual informational links, and sharing our story. I am still in shock that High Times, Dallas Observer, and Breastfeeding have shared our story on their Facebook pages. There are a ton of others amazing blogs and people who have written about our family as well.
This whole journey has made me hug my children tighter as well as appreciate them a lot more. One of my mottos is “you don’t realize what you have until it’s gone”. I have noticed how happy my kiddos are now and how much we say “I love you” even if it’s when we pass each other in the hallway. We all took each other for granted. Sometimes a distance apart for a little bit makes you love on each other a ton more.
Thank you again to “The Tucker Fight” Supporters.
We love you more then we can ever say!