My name is Madona and you should know from now that I’m not this super exciting person who has lived fabulous adventures… but I do have a habit of trying to maintain perspective through life’s situations. I’ve come to find out that this is a skill I had to try to have, not one that came naturally. I also don’t believe I’ve achieved this fully, because it’s a work in progress. There are times when I get derailed and it takes time to get back on track. What I always knew, however, is that if I was going to survive living, I had to be cognizant of how I approached my life. Being cognizant meant that I would approach situations trying to understand rather than trying to make it what it isn’t. That means spending less time wishing things were different and more time trying to pray, seeking support, and making things work.
I happen to be a wife to an active duty Army officer, who is a solid rock in our family, and I honest to God don’t know what I did to deserve him. I haven’t met a man yet who is more devoted to doing what’s best for his family’s needs. He is one of those behind-the-scenes workers who does all the heavy lifting but never gets the credit. He also is an introvert who got stuck with an extremely extroverted family, so I often ask him to figure out what he did to receive us as punishment! As for my kids, I have the two smartest and most beautiful children you’ll ever have the privilege of meeting, if you get that chance. They will make you laugh and call you their best friends because they are some of the most social creatures. They will also make you want to plug your ears because they can talk to the day’s end without getting tired and have one heck of a scream. None of us are perfect, but we are perfect for each other.
All I know is that if it wasn’t for my strong support system of my amazing husband, wonderful family, beautiful friends, and faith in God’s providence, I’m not sure I would be mentally stable enough to get words out, and that’s the truth. I hope this blog provides insight that you may have needed or even just a sense of camaraderie that your feelings aren’t falling on deaf hearts. This isn’t just another blog. It’s another perspective.