that got me mentally dissecting myself, trying to determine exactly what that is. how would i describe myself to someone? how could i convey every aspect of my being in few words? how about in one word?
|grateful to be me, even at 1:00 am with no make-up on. ;)|
lots of words came to mind - labels, really. infertile (although it still applies, it no longer defines me), photographer (one of my proudest titles), crafter (much to the dismay of B, because it takes up so much of my time)...
but then i realized that those are what i am, not who i am. no, i needed a word with more to it, a deeper meaning. keeping in mind all of the ups & downs in my life, i almost settled on "evolving", but it didn't seem to quite encompass all of me.
grateful, that's the word i was looking for. that one simple word holds so much meaning for me. it perfectly encapsulates who i've become through it all and how i feel about where i've been and where i am now. i am grateful for the joys in my life. i am grateful for the challenges i've faced. i am grateful for the things i've experienced. i am grateful for my faith. i am grateful for those who have touched my life and allowed me into theirs. i am grateful for the love i feel from and for others on a daily basis. i am grateful to be me.
i invite you to take the challenge. take a good, long look at yourself and see if you can sum up all of you in a single word. blog about it and share the link!