Jul 29, 2010

God Gave Me You: Part Deux

Today I want to talk about this lady. Meet Traci. She is awesome. I have been blessed with having Traci in my life for four and a half years. She may or may not have birthed a baby boy that I may or may not have been engaged to. Yes, this is the ex’s momma. And I love her. While most of you are probably thinking, what the heck, she still talks to you? You gave her son the ring back?? What is wrong with you crazy people in Kentucky!

This past year has been hard on all of us. Me. My family. Reed. Reed’s family, and Traci more than anyone has been there to listen, let me cry, and give me amazing advice. She is first and foremost Reed’s momma, and of course hurts when her child hurts. The ability she has to understand why I had to make the choices I made, and still love me is absolutely amazing. I am so blessed to have her forgiveness, her friendship, and her love. I really don’t know what I would do without her.

Traci and I went and got drinks last night, and then Reed’s sister Jessica joined us. We had so much fun. Jessica is by far one of the funniest people I have ever met, and when you get them two together, you just laugh the entire time. Jessica also has the biggest heart. She is a tough girl on the outside, but loves more her mom and brother more than anything. There were even a few tears shed last night, it was so sweet.
I am so thankful for these two girls. I sometimes have to remind myself how lucky I am, and how much of a blessing it is for me to still have the relationship I do with these women. It could be so different, and I don’t want to take that for granted ever! I love you Traci and Jess! Thanks for always being there, and for loving me! xoxo

13 comments:

Allison said...

That is awesome that you are still that close with your ex's family.

Molly said...

Love you Allie! Glad you had fun with them last night! xoxo

Morgan said...

wow-that is very cool that you are still friends w/them, even after the broken engagement. You get cool points for being so mature and same with them. Glad you had fun!

Brown Girl said...

That's so great that you can still be close to his family, they sound like wonderful ladies!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

How sweet, sounds like a great night, and you are most definitely a very lucky girl!

Abby said...

That's great, girl. Glad you can still have some heart-to-hearts despite the situation. Hugs!!!

littledaisymay said...

Awww that's so great that y'all are all still so close :) Glad you had a good time with them!

Erin @ Sassin' Southern Style said...

How lovely! I'm glad y'all had a great time!

Kristen @ All In My Twenties said...

SO sweet!!! Loved todays email once it FINALLY arrived!!! Oh these email convos!! lol I swear we should write a book!

Sophie P said...

Allison, that is so lovely- I have the opposite story unfortunately :-(...

Last August my ex proposed to me, I couldn't believe it and was so happy! I decided not to have his two sisters (who are older and married) as bridesmaids as I wanted my sister and two best friends. His sisters and mother were just so awful to me about this decision, it still upsets me now. They ruined our engagement party and the worst thing of all is that my ex never stood up for me and took their side. So sad. Hence why we broke up. His older sister then pushed him into him leaving me and being with someone else...

It really is just lovely that you can still remain friends with your ex's mum and sister- I wish that could be the same for me, because beneath it all they were, at times, lovely people.

Thank you for sharing this with us xxx

Ally said...

It's always so sweet (and such a good idea) to take the time to express your thankfulness of the people in your life that mean so much to you! I'm a new follower on your blog, and it's adorable! I hope you check mine out! =)

mFw said...

Your pictures are so cute!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Cassie said...

That's really sweet! I've never been able to stay friends with my ex's family, but then again I haven't really wanted to. I think it's awesome that you guys maintain a relationship!

 

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