~~She paused to think back on how far she'd come and smiled at the persistence, ingenuity, and sheer will it had taken. She decided to think of herself as "she who could not be defeated". Queenism
Today is my son's 14 birthday!! Much celebrating in our household and a pizza party tonight after band practice. And I am here today smiling because I am with him, looking forward to seeing his face when he opens his gifts. I am alive and...thank the good Lord....healthy and free to be with my boy!!
Part of this, of course, is God's will. Part of it, I'm thinking, is my decision to quit smoking. I am healthier, I am so happy that I continue to make healthier choices (yoga, walking, water, eating right, relaxation techniques) because I want to be a part of Jake's life for many, many more years. And if for some reason I am not, it will not be because I chose smoking over my son.
So I am happy. Very content. And wishing you all the same realization that life is too important and too much fun to waste it puffing away in a lonesome corner somewhere. Sure you may have cravings, sure you may have struggles.....but when you quit there is a light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how dark that tunnel is. And as long as you keep your quit and move forward, that light will lead you to a life free of nicotine and full of goodness.
That's all for today. I'm just happy and it's my boy's birthday and I'm glad I'm alive to help him celebrate :)