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It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

My other half, my precious Heather.

She is my life and my world.

She became the reason I lived.

And I just have to say,

that it does take a village to raise a child.

I never really understood what that meant when I was younger, but after experiencing so much more of life, and experiencing raising a child, I see just how true that statement is.


Because if your child only has your perception they become so limited in their thinking.

Experiencing just one way of thinking can become so rigid and so small.

*For a great example the movie called The Room – It explains so much about perception and how only being exposed to one way of thinking can limit learning and thinking.

The truth is, you don’t know what you don’t know.

Now I see the blessing and the benefit of Heather being raised and influenced by others.

Her dad being such a big part of her life.

and her grandmother,


aunts, uncles, cousins, her dad‘s friends,

my best friend Karen

And Heather’s own friends,

her boyfriend,

and his whole family.

Life is lessons to grow and learn from to get better and better each and every day .

Life is whatever you create it to be.

God gives us life and potential,

It is our job to use that potential.

Every person that has been in Heather‘s life has added to her potential and has planted seeds of love, goodness, kindness and caring.

They have given her new and different perceptions, which in return expands her brain and her way of thinking.

These relationships provide her with the awareness and understanding to learn how to figure herself out.

I am so grateful to have had a village to help raise her, but God knows that I needed help.

I was so damaged at the time.

Hurt people hurt people,

And damaged people damage people.

There was a lot I hadn’t yet learned at the time.

I realize now looking back how much of an anchor Heather was in my life…

She gave me hope and strength.

It was love at its finest, unconditional love

I am so grateful and thankful to God for this precious miracle.

She forever changed my life.

She sent me on a course of wanting to be better for her.