This post is a little bit of cooking, but alot of loving!
I want to tell you a little story. This story is about a woman, a woman with a less than perfect past, a far from easy present, but a love-filled future. This woman has great hair, and style. Seriously, she’s hot!
“This woman” comes from little, but is determined to give alot. “This woman” has little to give, but the desire to share love and empowerment. “This woman” truly has everything.
Because, “this woman” has the love of her family.
“The woman” came from a sad, struggling family. A family that wanted to be greater than it was, be loving and generous, but always found itself full of sadness and hurt.
As a grown woman, the family of her childhood has brought “the woman” many friends, memories, and joy. It has become a blessing. Yes, there are still struggles and hardships. But, the blessings have now overcome the yucky things. The blessings win. (so there!! *fist in the air*)
Your past, your hardships, your yucky things…they can be overcome.
You WILL overcome them. You will win!
“This woman” married young, very young. And became pregnant almost immediately. She was unaware, naive, and giddy with moving on from her childhood. Of course, not realizing that these things would add to her difficult future.
“This woman” is still married to the love of her life, and proud to be a mother. And, is a pretty damn good wife and mother. Seriously…have you seen her kids? Like…sooooo cute!
You can overcome whatever life throws your way!
This is a story of a woman that does not have a good education, nor good opportunities, nor the “normal” ways of achieving a future. But, this is a story of a woman who worked hard and created the life meant for her. (full of glitter, spray paint, and hot glue!)
“This woman” became the best version of herself she could find. And isn’t ending there.
“This woman” will continue to take the bad and turn it good. To take the hard, and become better. To see the love and joy around. And to encourage others to do so.
“This woman” knows in her heart of hearts that love, peace, and joy come in all shapes and sizes. Family comes in all forms. Greatness comes in all educations. And, success can only be measured by the hearts of the people she touches.
“This woman” knows that hard times, difficult circumstances, and less than desired events create character.
And character counts. (and manners. those count too!)
If character counts (and it does!)…those of us that have gone through or are going through difficult things have it made!! We are going to have character coming out of our ears!
And that’s good.
Cause character counts!
And noodles. with peanuts. Because, if you are a woman of character you know that feeding your family healthy food that is fast and easy is the bee’s knees.
Peanut butter is good for you, and so fun to eat when smothering noodles in this Asian Peanut Noodle recipe. My family loves this dish and I love how fast it is!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.