On Christmas morning, after all of the presents had been opened. Tommy got down on his knee and pulled one more present off the tree. A ring.
We were with our kids and Tommy's mom. Tears streaming down my face, I said "Yes, yes, yes" (of course). Isabelle was so excited. Tommy was smiling ear to ear. His son was so cute with his shy little happy dance. And Daisy (4) was just disturbed that we had taken an ornament from the tree and wanted us to put it back.
It was a perfect Christmas.
2013 was full of many blessings. And meeting my future husband was the biggest.
My greatest lesson from 2013 was the power of really asking for what I want. I think I have always been a little bit afraid to ask. To put what I really want into words. I was afraid of being let down, disappointed or even rejected.
But on one day this past June, I just surrendered. I got down on my knees and really asked. I didn't leave a single thing out. I asked to be released from my past. I asked for help with healing. I asked for a kind man. A witness to my life. Someone that would be good for me. For my daughter.
The answer came so quickly and so profoundly that I can't even try to pretend that it wasn't an answer to my prayer.
What we ask for is given.
But we still need to ask.
And then we need to allow it to happen.
And that takes courage. And faith.
It takes the willingness to be disappointed or rejected.
It takes love.
Lots of love.
Not only of others, but of ourselves and of life itself.
It takes the strong belief that life is worth living.
And that we are worthy of happiness.
There is a powerful force behind putting things to words.
To asking out loud.
These prayers create miracles.
And these miracles changes lives.
Happy New Year to you. To your family. To your loved ones.
Take a moment today to really ask for what you want.
Whether it is for more love. More health. More wealth. More patience. Forgiveness. Hope. Faith.
Ask for it.
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