Blog Challenge #24 & 25

Someone who inspires you
This topic is really a no brainer, but it is tied between a few women in my life. First is my Grandma Clark. She has always been a strong role model for me. She doesn’t take any nonsense, and either she’s always been like and it made her a better nurse, or she got that way from being a nurse (maybe a bit of both!). Since getting diabetes, I have always felt safer with her around, knowing that she would know what to do if I had any issues with my blood sugar. She was actually the person who carried me into the hospital when I was first diagnosed. I was barely conscious, but I remember thinking “Wow, my grandma is strong! I didn’t think she could carry me like this!” She probably was able to, but with adrenaline and the fact that I lost a bunch of weight, she did it flawlessly. I find I can talk to her about pretty much anything. She’s always had good advice and helped me through some difficult times in my life. I’ve always admired her relationship with my Grandpa, which is going on 62 years strong! When you use the phrase “they’re my rock”, I think of her. The second women who inspires me is my mom. She’s also a good listener, giving me advice when I need it. She has taught me to have high morals, both in example and through lessons. She’s had some hard times recently, but has persevered through it all and I believe she’s becoming a stronger person for it. I don’t know how she managed to do all the things she did with us and for us growing up, but I know I’ll be able to ask her when the time comes for me to have kids! The third person is my mother in law. It makes me sad to think that some women have such difficult relationships with their MIL’s, and I’m glad I never have to experience that. Granted, I take a long time to warm up to people, but now that I’m in the family, we can tease each other like we’ve known each other forever! She’s always such a big help to us when we need it, whether it’s helping watch our dog, picking something up that we need, or being there to talk to about things. Oddly enough, she’s a nurse too, and I have a lot of the same feelings for her as I do my grandmother in that regard. She used to run a daycare before too, so I know when we have wee ones that they will love going to her house to have fun! All 3 ladies are amazing mothers, and they inspire me to be the same one day.

Your pet
We have a 5 year old Bichon Frisé dog named Pixel. He is currently a fluffy cloud with legs, as he’s getting a haircut tomorrow. We got him together, but he was partially a present for my 24th birthday. He is such a funny little guy, chock-full of personality! He loves us a lot, but doesn’t like to give kisses. Well, he gives them to B, who doesn’t want them, but won’t give me any. He will sniff my mouth instead. He loves playing with plastic water bottles. I don’t think I’ve seen a dog quite so transfixed with something that’s not even technically a toy! He is a sleepy guy, so our favourite past time is catching a few extra zzz’s on mornings I don’t have to get up early for work. He’s such a great little friend, and he’s always making me smile. Here he is pre and post haircut when we did it ourselves. Such a sweet face!


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