Monday, November 14, 2011

The 11/11/11 Resolution: Taking a Leap of Faith!

I read on many blogs that people were planning on documenting what they did on 11/11/11. For me, this special day was about celebrating Remembrance Day in a very special way. Every year, on November 11, I realize that I am very fortunate to have my husband with me. My love retired from the military 6 years ago, after spending 20 years of his life serving our country. I am also blessed I got to meet him after he retired, while he didn't have to leave on mission for months, leaving my children and I behind. When I think that I might have not met him, I feel like a big void would have always occupied my heart.

So on this Remembrance Day, I decided that I wanted to have our children with us, rather than taking them to school. I wanted this day to be a special one, where I can truly thank my Scotty for what he did and sacrificed for our country. We went downtown, all four of us, and attended the ceremony. It was very touching to hear Scott explaining the kids the different steps, music, prayers and traditions taking place during the ceremony.





On 11/11/11 I also realized that I should stop being scared of writing on my blog. For the last six weeks, I came up with every possible reason not to populate this blog:
- I am French Canadian, what if I make mistakes when I write in English?
- What am I going to say?
- Will people read my blog if I write a little bit in French sometimes?
- What if it’s just plain boring?
- I always finished what I started, what’s wrong with me??
- Who wants to know about me anyway?!!

But on this special day, when I realized that we are blessed to be alive and have one another, it no longer mattered whether my blog was good or sucked, whether I wrote in English, French or Spanish, whether others liked it or not. I decided that my blog would be some kind of storytelling – beside my scrapbooking of course – for when my children are old enough to read it. It will always be there for them somewhere on the web, as a legacy, to help them understand me a little better at every post.

So here I am, making a resolution on 11/11/11. I am not the type of girl to make resolutions on New Years’ Day... I make them as I go through life. And when I feel strong enough to embrace them, I take a leap of faith.

So... stay tuned. There’s more to come.
Nathalie

1 comment:

  1. Touching, and Bravo for starting your blog.
    Cheers,
    Rachel

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