We have similar backgrounds in many ways, Samantha Beach… 😔
As for working on yourself, same here. I know it’s a lifelong commitment and that’s OK. Acknowledging progress helps, no matter how seemingly inconsequent or tiny it looks because it means you’re moving forward.
The best thing? It all adds up and moments of grace become more frequent until they end up taking you by surprise.
Heaven knows I still break down in spectacular ways, my life is still impossibly complex and unstable, but it’s so, so, so full of love these days everything else almost pales into insignificance. Almost because my stepmom’s illness is incurable and we can’t pretend it doesn’t exist but it doesn’t stop her — or us — from living. 😊
Focus on love and let it carry you, Sam. Your husband and dogs sound wonderful. xo