Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on choose.
I decided to be with you. All those years ago. I looked at you and I made a choice to be in this life with you. And then, together, we decided to have them.
And each day, every day, every moment of the day, I choose all of you. I continue to make the choice to be with you, all of you, in this little home, in our little home, our little life, our little family.
I choose this life. This life I never thought I would have and would love this much. This life that has brought me peace, comfort, and so much happiness. This life that challenges me, brings me to my knees, this life that is so heavy, this life in which I feel the weight of family all day long.
And you chose us too. You thought this family would be your fit, your place, where you rest your head, and where for this brief moment in time, you are wrapped in us.
You picked us too.
And together, we chose love and we chose joy.
And me, I choose to let go of the past, and I choose to define my family as we define it. I choose to heal from the pain of the past and I choose joy.
I choose you every day, every moment of every day. I choose you.