turning one..

One year ago today I wrote my very first blog post. Merysunshine, was my birthday gift. And what a gift it has been! Through it I have been able to unlock secrets and uncover truths, I have heard from long-lost friends and made some new ones along the way. You have shared with me your stories, and in return I’d like to Thank You. Because without you, I don’t know that I’d have the strength and the courage to continue on. When someone reads something on here and therefore has a response, a true moment of pause, I get this supernatural boost that urges me to keep on keepn’ on. When a reader Thanks me for sharing something that I had started to regret sharing in the first place it gives me strength to dig deeper. I’ve opened my heart in Merysunshine, and you’ve received it.

Today I look around my living room at the clothes strewn about, the baby in the boppy chair, the blonde haired boy with frosting on his face, the loving husband baking birthday cookies and I think to myself, “you have arrived.” I have everything I have ever wanted and more.. December 1st two gals from back home came and loved on me… they did my dishes, played with my kids, and helped assemble a small piece of furniture. Today I will be celebrating with a few other friends, one flew in from Arizona, the others drove three hours to be here. Without seeming conceited I’d have to say that if a person’s life is truly measured by those around her, I know I’m the richest woman in the land. I have true love in my life today. Three years ago I wasn’t capable of being in loving, healthy relationships. I was a taker. Today I am trying not to hurt people, to take less and give more.

No one ever said it would be easy, but they did say I didn’t have to go it alone anymore. Thanks for walking with me this last year… here’s to one more!

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4 thoughts on “turning one..

  1. oh Mer, you never cease to make me tearful… i love you and your wide-open heart :)
    Isn’t it grand to live life as an open book VS dark, deceptive demons? i too love my life, more so because you’re a part of it! Happy Happy Birthday Mery N. Smith! Wishing you peace, love and blessings today and infinite days to come…

  2. Oh my beautiful friend….You have touched my life in a way I cannot begin to describe. Your honesty opened doors for me I never imagined were possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    Happy Birthday. I love you.

  3. I’m proud of you Mery. Not only do you just keep putting one foot in front of the other…but you find you in every step you take. Such a lovely quality.

    Big birthday wishes for you. I hope you blow out all your candles in one giant breath!

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