I am a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a niece, a cousin and a friend. In my home I am also the father. I am a provider, protector, instructor, doctor, tutor, counselor, comforter, the voice of reason and the hand of discipline. I am the maid, taxi, and handyman. I am a college student, an employee, a coach and a cheerleader.
I am human. I make mistakes and I learn from them. I get angry and lose my temper. Sometimes I scream and sometimes I cry. Sometimes I get frustrated and walk away.
I am a woman. I am kind, honest and caring. I give all that I am and more than I have. I laugh when I should be crying and stand tall when I should be falling. I cry when I am happy or proud.
I have wants, desires and needs. I have hopes and dreams. I am an optimist; I am a romantic. I believe in happily ever after even if I haven’t found my fairy tale.
I am an artist, a poet, a writer and a dreamer. Sometimes I can be foolish and impulsive but never selfish.
Those that I love have my complete devotion. I believe in second but not unlimited chances and that people should be held accountable for their choices. I believe in forgiving but know that nothing can ever really be forgotten or undone.
I live in daily pain – physically, emotionally, and mentally. I have accepted that I will always hurt, but am thankful for the blessings that I have been given.
I am easily hurt by careless words or actions. I love deeply and without limits, completely and unconditionally. My children will always be first, and my family my priority.
This is who I am, and I don’t know who else to be.