Who has your back?
As we navigate on this journey called life we must be intentional in cultivating strong dependable relationships - relationships where no matter what, they have your back and you have their back. There will be a time in your life where these relationships make the difference between surviving and thriving.
Some were born into these relationships and some of us needed to intentionally build them. As like most, growing up my relationship with my family was complex. Over the years we have slowly and intentionally created a connection that I have always hoped for. Today there is no doubt, they have my back!
My dad once again has hopped on a plane to be by my side as I tackle another layer of unravelling and rebuilding my life. Thanks Pa for having my back. (And bonus he loves to BBQ) I am so grateful. I am deeply touched. Sometimes I struggle with accepting such unconditional support and when I do, I say the simple prayer of THANK YOU.
I was sharing with a longtime childhood friend of Brian's (and also a dear friend of mine) Kim Ricci, my awe of the support I have been experiencing from my parents and she shared the words below with me.
It brought tears to my eyes as I realized the truth in it for me. "We spend most of our lives trying to get our parents off our back and in the end we realize they were the only ones who ever really had our back" I know some of you reading this post may not have this experience with your parents, or maybe you did and now your parents are no longer with us and you are not certain you have people in your life who got your back.
If this is true for you, your job now is to intentionally cultivate these kind of relationships - create relationships that are like family. It is not easy, It takes ongoing commitment. It takes being a person others can count on, over and over. It takes effort. A lot of effort but you and your life are worth it. We all need people in our life who got our back - decide today to invest in this priceless gift of life insurance. Meet my Pa!