It's funny how as I get older my perspective is constantly changing, reforming and reshaping from each and every new experience. I'm not the same person I was when I was young...my thoughts, ideas, goals and dreams are continually changing. If you have a Facebook account you probably receive daily inspirational quotes or ideas...random stories or messages to stop and make you think...some you read and relate to immediately others are tucked into your subconscious until in my case they spring forth at just the opportune time.
I am not going to sugarcoat my latest journey with Sam. I'm not going to tell you that it wasn't and isn't difficult, often times heart wrenching, that it didn't age me and cause me to re-prioritize my life yet once again. It was all those things but as a person of faith I know that in any situation there are lessons to be learned, blessings to be seen and joy beyond the tears. So many things on this journey would have been unbelievably difficult, could have caused me to be bitter or angry if that was where my heart dwelt and my life's experiences hadn't already shaped the person I have become. I have long since learned that any situation can be made more or less difficult by how you choose to perceive and act in that given situation.