Beverly's Full House
A New Beginning
Posted: Fri 06/01/2012 02:06 PM
...I'm so glad I didn't. My mom is one of the most important people in my life. I couldn't imagine my life without her in it, so I was determined to see things through. My family and I moved in with my mom for one reason only and that was for us to mend our relationship. David and I both have successful careers, praise God, so it had nothing to do with us saving money or having no where else to live. David saw the struggles and the pain I had been enduring with my mom and he wanted us to resolve things. My mom and I had such a rough start when I was little, I just want us to make the most of the time we have now. I want my mom to be a positive part of the things going on in my life. We aren't promised tomorrow, so let's live for today!
I'm so grateful to have a husband that would support me in this process. Not many men would agree to move in with their mother in-law, so that their wife and MIL could iron out there differences. He caught a lot of slack from people assuming we moved in because he couldn't afford to support his family. David owns a successful State Farm Insurance Agency. He didn't come from wealth. He is a self-made, God fearing man and I'm blessed to have him as my husband. He is currently the sole provider in our household and has given me the blessing of being able to stay home with Ava until I'm ready to start working again. When we lived at my mom's he had to drive an hour and a half each way to his office everyday. He had to play referee, consoler, councilor and motivational coach lol! I will forever love David for making that sacrifice for my mom and I.
I'm so thankful that we went on this journey. Through this experience my mom got a chance to bond with Ava and we got a chance to work out some issues that we desperately needed to move past. It wasn't always easy, but they say the best things in life are worth working for. My mom and I still have a long road ahead, but I'm excited about the progress we made. I understand her a whole lot better now. Neither one of us is perfect and we've both made mistakes. What keeps us going is the unconditional love we have in our hearts for one another. We may fall off the path, but I know that if we both try we can get back on.
I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders since my mom and I forgave each other and put the past behind us. Since Thanksgiving, David, Ava and I moved into our own home not far from my mom's. We celebrated Ava's first Christmas at our new home with our entire family. David's business is continuing to thrive and he has begun coaching football at a local high school. We're also expanding our family!! We're expecting a baby boy in November named David B. Patterson III !! We are so grateful for all God has blessed us with! I'm looking forward to the future : )