Live your life

I was in a very abusive relationship for a few years. It took everything I had mentally to get out. I had two little girls and struggled to raise them alone. Somedays I could have shut out the world but I knew deep down that I was meant for better. The following year I found it. I found a guy who made me so happy. He loved me more me and loved my two little girls like they were his own. I knew deep inside me that I had found my soulmate. We were so happy for 5 years and on Oct. 15th, 1997 he was killed by a drunk driver. My whole world turned upside down in an instant. Once again I could have closed my heart, but I knew He would never want me to. I instead focused all my energy on doing things to keep him close to my heart and his memory alive. He was like a big kid and loved the holidays so on halloween i got a big group of kids together to decorate pumpkins. On Christmas i used the mony I would have spent on his gift for the angel tree.
I live each day showing those I love how much I do in many ways because through all of this I have learned life is a precious gift. You have to make the most of it, and truly can only do that with an open heart.