Now Playing: Day 2889-Chapter 3... Happiness~My Silver Lining
This image never gets old... love from Big LOVE~
One would never have guessed such neglect and abuse this little guy had been through for the very first year of his life. We not only rescued him, but he rescued me. Unconditional love, happiness and joy that he has brought to our entire little family during the times when we needed it the most. Big LOVE reminds us of what is most important in life... unconditional love and family.
Next week marks the start of not only finishing all of the holiday decorating and putting up the trees. But as well my most favorite thing before Christmas... holiday baking!! YAYYYY! Did I ever tell you how much this gal loves baking! Especially during the holiday season with all of the super yummy smelling scents of homemade delicious treats. This is the year of out with the old and in with the new! I am not so sure if buckeye candies will be on the list of holiday treats. But I do plan on making something new this year with my very own spin on the popular holiday cake... Fruitcake!! No... not the kind that is hard as a rock and can be used as a boomerang. HA! I plan on creating a recipe that is super moist, not of the same ole ingredients used in the classic fruitcake and is actually easy on the tummy. I can't wait to share my new creation next week! Bring on the good days! Time for holiday baking with my new assistance this year... Beary kitty. Too darn stinking cute!
You know what's not adorable and most definitely does not say happy? Another drama filled court filing by a few individuals within the immediate family. Actually... 2 individuals and 2 separate court filings. The first filing by one whom I really don't know, yet seems to enjoy causing problems and mischief within the family. The other whom we used to call... niece. Where do these folks get that creating and causing more problems will ever solve anything. And most importantly... who has the time that they so preached for years to go back and forth to the court systems when they stated to everyone they are too busy for anything. Hmmmm... very interesting. What is even more interesting just happens to be continued legal education for me that has actually been quite fascinating. These new public filings by a few family members are for expungement and destruction of public court records. Their own personal filings against family. What might be even far more interesting to know is that these filings among millions of others never really just disappear into thin air. They are never truly expunged or destroyed. Only within their original housing to then appear in a far larger database. The same massive database where many other records have remained for years. Some... from many decades ago. How else would documents be able to be retrieved for far more important matters such as with a criminal case or other proceedings. In all actuality... nothing ever truly disappears. Nothing as far as documents ever truly get expunged or destroyed into thin air to never resurface again.
One question I have for these two individuals,
"What are you hiding?"
What makes family members do a mad scramble to the court docket office to file a request to have court proceedings that were denied and dismissed now quickly expunged and destroyed. If you aren't saying, doing or making up things on legal documents. Then what is the need to expunge and destroy what you have filed by your own doing. If it weren't for my gut instincts that have yet to ever let me down. I wouldn't have the opportunity to find out that very answer come December 22nd-give or take. I will then found out exactly what has been attempted to be hidden, but will always remain in a far larger database. Where millions of other records are stored... permanently.
If anything has come out of hostile family conflict that has continued for several years. Is that everything has a beginning and an ending. I have been blessed to finally pick up the pieces of my life and move on. I have finally embraced what it is like to feel and literally be free from such hostility. I try to look at the far bigger picture and learn from what has transpired as the result from very unhappy family members. What I can do is continue learning to be the bigger person and instead of retaliating and running to the courts throwing down lawsuits as what I have once again received, denied and dismissed by the courts, filed by unhappy immediate family members. I have decided to instead pray for those same family members who are so incredibly unhappy. I can only hope that one day the hatred will slowly melt away from their heart and a more lovable, compassionate human being immerges free. It has taken a lot of time to finally set myself~free from what was never normal and most definitely not healthy dynamics of a family. I have learned never to be a stepmom that would allow the next generation with my stepson to continue with such hostility towards family members. I have learned that keeping children away from family members is far from normal and should not be repeated towards the next generation. Being a parent means when things get out of hand with your children, even adult children, it is your place and responsibility to intervene. The same holds true, even for step families.
The most important lesson of all is to never allow anyone to steal your radiant smile and beaming light. We could use more loving, kind, compassionate and overwhelmingly bright, beaming rays of light to reflect back out to this world. A better, brighter, happier place to live for you and for me.