Sunday, July 26, 2009

Keeping it real and smiling too!

Thank you all for your support on my last post. Anxiety is flat out awful. You're not yourself, you're not in control, and you just want to pull your hair out when you're not worried that you're going to die. Anyway... I appreciated the things that you said. That kind of support may just help me out.

While trying to function in the midst of all this crazy mental crap, I enjoyed my family reunion this weekend. As I looked around and snapped some photos, I clearly saw what makes me happy. Why I NEED to be happy and ME again.
My awesome mom and dad. I'm going to miss them while they're on their mission.
Me and my four sisters and two brothers.
My good hubby even if he is a goofball.
Me whispering into D's ear.
Me truly happy when I look at D.
My young family in a field.
J and his walking stick.
little g and my flowers.
B hugging her best friend S.
B with her "microphone".
S in Uncle J boy's hat.
My entire family.

I have a family here on earth. They are so good to me. I want to share my life with them through all eternity. Families can be together forever. Through Heavenly Father's plan. I always want to be with my own family, and the Lord has shown me how I can.

I'm blessed, grateful, and I'm going to beat this darn thing.


Amy said...

What a beautiful post! And what an amazing family. That is reason to smile. I've been thinking about you and sending prayers your way!

Em said...

Way to fight it!! You are such an awesome lady! You just keep going and that's inspiring. Families are Forever- what a blessing!!! How can you not smile! :)

aunt jan said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures of everyone! What a group. So thankful you could all be together. And yes, you will make it. And because you're TO, you'll make it in style with a smile that will cheer others on to do the same thing whatever their challenges!

Erika said...

Looks like a great family time! Family is the best.

Lynn said...

Sup Tonia? So in the pic of you with your siblings in a circle I noticed that you all have incredibly straight teeth. Very nice.

Lynn said...

Oh, and don't ask Grandma what she calls B's Microphone.