It's close to 1:30 am, but I didn't want to go to bed without saying Happy Birthday to my Mom! Spending time with my family was the best way to end a really shitty weekend.
Tomorrow is a new day and I will face it with all the strength and positivity that I have. Strength really can come in numbers, and you've all helped me believe that I am that strong woman that everybody says I am. I will not let anyone or anything bring me down anymore. I loved playing catch up with friends over the past few days (Lori, Ger, Mary Ann and Vernis), seeing more good friends over the weekend, and then spending my Sunday, my mom's birthday, with my entire family: mom and dad, Joel and Len, Kuya, Sheila and B, my cousin Sheila who just moved here from the Philippines a week ago today, and Kuya Emon, Ate Len, Honey and Hannes, who also moved here from the Phils just 2 weeks ago. I should also mention that I received my first call today from my peer supporter, Bev. Many good things today. Many things and people to be thankful for.