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dig deep

Today's youngest giving me a head massage because I've had a major sinus headache going on all. day. long. and Alex's prayers throughout today for me to feel better.
I have baby stepped my way through the day and have achieved more than I figured possible, for which, I think my family is probably more thankful for than even I am.  :)
Celebrating the little things called life during my birthday month has made today a day where I have had to dig deep and look for the good in an otherwise icky day...I type, as the rain pours down again...
Oy vey!


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Not at all.
Never has been, really.

It is about the people who invest in me.
My husband. My boys. My family. My friends.
They all share themselves with me.
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