So why this particular quote? "Sometimes the worst of times of your life put us on the direct path to the best of times." I had left my family about 23 years ago. I wanted to create a different life for myself than the one that I was brought up in. When you make major decisions you create major consequences. Some consequences are extremely painful and some are tolerable. I never thought in a million years that I would have a relationship with my sister.
When I left my family I was an angry, disgruntled young adult trying to make heads or tails of my life. I wanted so much more for my son and I left. I hurt many people in the process and was hurt as well. I knew leaving would allow a chance for my son to be different and I took it; however, it was one of the hardest things I had ever done. That would mean I did not have any support in anything that I did from anyone; I was truly on my own.
A few months back I had found my two older half brothers; that sparked the relationship with my full sister Ronda. We would talk about the situation of finding our brothers along with everything else. We found ourselves talking on the phone for hours at a time. This past week I was able to spend quality time with her. I was able to stay at her home while being in Florida and just talk to her, laugh with her and cry with her. We were able to really get to know one another as adults who have been through some really tough times. We were able to laugh for hours on end and dig deep into our stuff without getting crazy or upset. To me it was a priceless moment.
One of the worst of times allowed me to learn what I needed so that I can later be one of the best sisters God has allowed me to be. I am so proud of who my sister is and what she has had to do to overcome a serious tragedy that has altered her life forever. She is one of the most brilliant thinkers and does not allow obstacles to stop her. She presses on and knows that everything is for a reason; it is up to us to figure that out.
I love you Ronda!!!! I am so grateful to be back into your life.
No matter what it is that you are going through right now...look at the silver lining...as my sister would say "Find A FUNNY" and keep moving forward. Until we meet again my friends...
With all my love....Rita
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