…my stepdad hadn’t gotten sick?
Would my Mom be happy now? What would my sons name be? Would I have gone to that Christmas party in his place and met my husband?
…all of my past pregnancies had worked out?
I would have 6 kids with a 7th on the way. But would any of them be my perfect Monkey?
…we had stayed in Denver and decided not to move to Texarkana?
Would we still be living in a tiny apartment and sending Monkey to daycare each day?
…my ex hadn’t been such a douche?
Would I have still left him and found the love of my life?
…the guys at the plant hadn’t seen a sap while I was pregnant?
Would I still have taken Daisy home with us even after Hubby protested?
Watching this Flash Forward lately has me thinking. Some people really believe that our life is a pre destined set of events. I don’t know that I believe that. Sometimes maybe I do a little but for the most part I really don’t.
I have always said that everything happens for a reason. I really believe that. Not because of some pre-mapped life but because I think that everything makes something else occur. If any of the what if’s above had happened, then my life wouldn’t be where it is right now. It would be changed and different.
Would I have missed the opportunity to meet my husband if my step dad hadn’t been too sick to go to the Christmas party because of Chemo?
If I hadn’t had miscarriage after miscarriage, would I even be with my husband now if I had 3 kids with my ex?
Would I be able to afford to stay home with Monkey each day if we hadn’t taken the opportunity to move here?
It all boils down to 3 very simple statements.
This is my family. Even if it is in this town that I hate, this is my family. And if any of those what if’s had come to fruition, would I be in these shoes now? It’s scary to think that I wouldn’t be.
What events could have kept you from where you are now? What are you truly thankful for?
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