"What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much
how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility."

-Leo Tolstoy

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Who Inspires Me..

I entered a contest @ confessions of a sailors wife it is called Who inspires you?.........

If you knew me you would know that i came from a very rough start in life. so inspiration used to be the last thing on my mind, but through all of my trials and tribulations god has managed to give me a new life, and has filled it up with people who inspire me on a day to day basis, here is why:

This is my first born Jayda Renee Lancaster My miracle   baby. if it was not for her coming at the time she did, i would of lead a different life. she is an all around joy and a constant reminder as to why i want to live a better life and why i want to make it possible for both of my kids to live a better life

This is my little Man Joshua David Lancaster he is the reason i'm Motivated to Do More. there were times i couldn't even think about getting up and him and jayda both gave me that extra push i need.

This is Mrs. Bryttnae Denise Boyd-Thomas =)
i have had the pleasure of knowing this lady for 10 YEARS!!!! wow. one of my best and dearest friends, we have been best friends since the 7th grade. she is an inspiration to me because she was the only female in a house with her 2 brothers and her father (single dad) and she had to step up and be a mommy to her brothers since i have known her, she never had a true female example so she had to set one for herself. she is a truly kind person and very loving. This is her on her wedding day, and i had the opportunity to be a part of it and i was very proud of her because she has come a long way. if you need an example of a young woman making it on her own with out a female figure, well she is it. she needs no guidance, she can do for her own. she is a real example for me of what a young strong, independent woman should be (married or not). through everything she has been through she always comes out on top and never lets anyone hold her back, and i am proud of her for it =).....

This is Amber =) i met her in California at our First duty station. she is all around hands down one of the best friends i have ever made. she is very goal driven and leaves no one behind. she has also done us the honor of being our babies god mother and she give one of the best examples, and i know i can leave here knowing my babies are in GREAT hands. she inspires me because i have seen her hit rock bottom, especially when the job market was real bad, and she did not let that keep her back. she always approaches life with her best foot forward and once she does that there is no stopping her. she amps up my drive when i don't think i have it anymore.

This is Delvin, he is an inspiration to me because he is very goal driven. he waits for no one and he accomplishes for himself. even when people said he couldn't do it, he did. and i take example from it. he is also the God father to our kids, and i couldn't of made a better choice. he is also one of the important men in my kids life someone they can take example from.

This is Latrice ( the Mother to our Godson) i am inspired by her because yes she is young, she is a mother, and in school, but she get it done. she knows she has to live her life better for her and her son, and she is doing so with out help from others.

These people play an important role in my life. they are My Great Grand Parents on my Father's side. they had the opportunity to raise me and they took it, they gave me a family environment where i never had to worry about anything. this picture was taken a year after i moved in with my grandmother, at their 50th anniversary. they have not only shown me what it means to be a family, but they also taught me to be the best person i can be, and to always do for others. they had kids of their own and they helped put a hand in my upbringing and i am grateful for it. they inspire me because where they live you have to make due with alot of things, and what i took from them was how to be determined, how to be a mom, Great values and principles. how not to let people take advantage. no matter what the situation.  how to be an honest individual, some one with self respect and integrity. and i am glad i can say i had that opportunity because i can now show it to my kids.

These are the Main Players in my life right now, theses people are the ones who add that little extra to my life and i am glad to have them. they all have a part in my every day to day life and i am glad that god has placed them in my life......

"People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on. 

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season! 

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept thelesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. "

"Thank you for being a part of my life

You see while what is written above is true, these people i am glad to say are here for a lifetime, and i am thankful for it.......

Thank you for taking the time to read