Appreciation…

As I scrolled through FB tonight I saw that an officer took his own life.  No one knows the true situation unless they were actually in that situation.  Yet, that doesn’t stop people from voicing their opinions or judgments.   The media wasted no time to spew off in an attempt for an informational report which had, of course, a negative spin on it (shame on you RJ!)…all for a race to be the first to write a “story” on it.  sad really…

I didn’t know the officer, but when you work for a police department and especially when your loved one and friends are police officers, actually knowing the person doesn’t really matter..it still affects you, in many ways.  It makes you take inventory on your life, each time something traggic happens.  It makes you think twice about every day complaints.  It makes you think twice about decisions you are trying to make and the stress that goes with them seems to disappear.  The pain in my back from exercising this morning seems like nothing now.  The stressful decision about school has disappeared.

Then as I continue to scroll I see posts of people missing their loved ones, in particular their moms and dads.  Ugh…tearing at my heart tonight! My parents live across the country and are making plans to live close by and as much as our lives will change when that happens, I’m excited for it.  I’ve always been close, we talk a few times a week… but I’m at the point in my life where I truly need and want them close by.  I’m sure it has a lot to do with having my daughter, but it’s important to me for her to know both sides of her family.

Then I look at my numbers…my followers from this blog and my fitnessmama blog, twitter, and my facebook page are all growing…it truly warms my heart that so many people care about what I have to say and enjoy it.  I truly enjoy blogging, it is the best type of release for me and I love the blogs that I have been introduced to.  I thank you all so much for your support and for reading. I hope to always give you something worth reading!

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