I shared my stories but it's not about me. It's for you. I want you to know that no matter where you grew up or the trials you’ve experiences throughout your life, there is hope. You are Not alone. God’s grace will see you through to the other side, the side to a better you. You are a diamond in the rough being polished through the ups and downs you face in this life.
Why am I writing the stories that I call life? I want to make a difference. I want to help you. Yes you, if you are reading this, you are why I wrote my joys and pains, to help you through whatever valley you may be in or mountain you may be standing on.
I’ve shared stories of my life with others trying to encourage them through trials in their own lives. Each one of them asked, why haven’t you written a book. This happen to me for years but I thought it would be too sad. I’ve had a lot of struggles in my life. I’ve always come out on top and better for it, but it hasn’t been easy. I didn’t want people to feel sorry for me, but encouraged. More and more people continued to come to me from all directions, explaining that my stories would help others to never give up. I decided to start writing after an event that happened during a vacation. This vacation was going to be awesome, we had counted down for 163 days. We were going to celebrate what would have been my mother’s 80th birthday. This would be my second year without her. The second day at sea was her birthday and it started out great, we got up to watch the sunrise as we walked the track but after breakfast it seemed that everyone forgot about me and no one understood. No one could understand. When I returned to work the following Monday, they had packed my office and let me go, with no warning and no reason. As crazy as it sounds, this is exactly what I needed, this gave me the time I needed to start writing, so I did. Over the next few pages I hope my life experiences help you smile through the hards time, and to become a stronger and better you in spite of the valleys you may have to travel. My hope is that these stories help you to realize you are never alone.
I dedicate Life Happens - Enjoy the Ride to you and all the people that are misunderstood. The people that try so hard but life continues to kick them. The ones that feel like there is always something happing that is out of their control. The people who have been judged when others haven’t taken the time to get to know them or the daily struggles they face.
To you the misfits. Always remember, no one has walked in your shoes. They don’t know the things that have happen in your life that motivate you to make the choices you make. These are words I live by, I’ve never walked in your shoes so who am I to judge the decisions you make. I don’t know what happen in your life to motivate you to make those choices.
Your life and choices are yours and yours alone. No one, I repeat no one has the right to judge you. Keep your head up and look towards the Heavens. God made you in his perfect image. You are a King’s Kid! You are fearfully and wonderful made, believe in yourself, I do.