As I reflect on the past year I can smile and be proud of my little family . . . we have had a wonderful, amazing year . . . since last summer . . . our school year went rather smoothly . . . my children grew inches that surpass my wildest dreams . . . my children matured faster than my heart can keep up . . . we lost more teeth that I think is possible . . . we've had braces removed and retainers lost . . . . tears shed . . . belly laughs have flowed . . .giggles are everywhere . . . smiles are always present . . . and through it all . . . our little family has remained positive . . together . . . strong . . unmarred by chaos . . by nonsense . . . by drama . .
. . . I no longer have to be afraid to say . . . because my words may be twisted to another meaning . . . I don't have to warn my children to not say a word for fear of repercussion . . .
. . . there are no more whispers . . . no more demanding phone calls . . . there has been less drama . . . less nonsense . . . . . . but some people live their lives moving from one crisis to another . . . they seek out the chaos . . .
. . . I watch these people and wonder how they keep up with themselves . . . and they try very hard to draw you into all this unrelenting stress . . . we refuse to be drawn into this nonsense any longer . . . we've let go of people and instead of saying I hate you, we now embrace the saying "We Love Ourselves" . . .
. . . we've said enough is enough . . . we've moved on . . . happily . . . we are not dwelling on the past . . . we're not dwelling on the hurt that others have caused us . . . we've let go . . . we're achieving our goals . . . we're enjoying each day . . together . . . we are living our lives . . .
. . . and our future is better and brighter for all this . . . we are imperfectly perfect!