When you're in the up and coming stage of life, raising children, finishing school, starting your career, it feels overwhelming at times. So many people depending on you, so much responsibility.
My mother-in-law gave me some really good advice when I was going through this stage of life. She said; "Sharon, it's only a season. Enjoy it because it will pass sooner than you think." She was so right.
In this season, all that hard work, scrimping and saving and struggling to find my place, myself really, is paying off in a big way.
There are those in my life who say; "You're so lucky!" Well, I know I'm blessed, but luck played a very small role. It was hard work, raising responsible, intelligent, productive children, working on my marriage as it changed and grew through all these 41 years. Through adversity, illness and everyday challenges.
What I feel lucky about is that God gave me a strong spirit and a hopeful heart. I am lucky to have married a man that wanted to work on our lives together even through the worst of times. I feel lucky to have stuck it out even when I felt hopeless and scared.
Today, on the cusp of beginning a new position and changing the status of my current position, I would be lying if I said I wasn't a little scared. But, I am A LOT excited!
Fantasizing the freedom tenacity and perseverance brings!