A Common

Right from the beginning… 

I was raised, with my sister, by a single mom. We struggled at times. We didn’t have money or status. 
I grew up in that life. 
I married, and we have struggled at times as well. No way we have ever been considered “wealthy”. 
I have had a common life. 

Except… 

In my life, I have had extraordinary moments. 
So many extraordinary moments. 
And the gifts that can’t be bought.
Memories from my childhood that will forever shape my decisions and views.   A wonderful husband who would literally lay down his life for his family. Children that are growing into people I really LIKE.  A grandgirl, growing much too fast. Another grand on the way.

If this is common, I’ll be common all day long. 

Thank you, God, for my common, extraordinary life.

Learn more about this 31-day challenge here. 
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maxinemarie

About ~Me~ Hello, my name is Maxine. I am: Catholic and a stubborn child of God a wife (to my highschool sweetheart) a mom (to six wonderful kids that span 20 years in age) a daughter a sister a business owner an artist and a writer Like most women with a list like that, I'm also busy and sometimes overwhelmed. I'm on a journey to be happy despite the chaos, maybe even because of it.

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