I have always been the road less traveled kind of girl. For whatever reason the easy road just never seemed to appeal to me. Maybe because of the word easy and I was never one to do anything easy. I am an OCD overachiever who seems to thrive on the stressful and difficult. If things were easy in my life I don’t think I would survive it. While this road in life has been more of a challenge I must say there are things that I would not have missed for the world.
I have accepted things into my life that many people wouldn’t. For example I have step children who are amazing and while they are easily acceptable my own children are adopted by me and the result of my husband’s affair. That was, at first, a hard pill to swallow. Then I decided that maybe this was God’s way I could have children and the only way. So I accepted it, even when everyone told me I was crazy. I now accept single parenthood and while it is a challenge I am finding that I am getting pretty good at it.
What I have learned down the road less traveled is that I haven’t accepted things so much as made the choice to take the harder path. That path has made me stronger and better with each fallen tree I have had to stumble over, each rut in the road I had to jump.