This is a long post:
I received this a few days ago.... I'm still overwhelmed with emotion. Honestly almost a year ago my life changed. I had been partners with a company and had been working with them for more than four years. I had put blood, sweat and sacrifice into this business.
Every dollar that was made was put back into this business because it was going to be the legacy for me and my family. But a couple days before Thanksgiving I received a text message saying this company would not only be taking my money but we were no longer doing business together..... 3 days before Thanksgiving. A little more than a month before Christmas. The worst part is the only thanks I received was a text message from a partner reminding me I would be nothing without him or his guidance.
With Christmas and my son's birthday on the way I was devastated. I could not afford a Christmas or birthday for my son. I was left with all the debt but none of the reward. Worst, I had to explain to my son why he couldn't get the transformers or pokemon toys he had been showing me for months. With zero dollars in my bank account, I was devastated. But lucky for me during this time I had wonderful family support, as well as friends. Specifically a friend Matt Bowers that gave me a job, even though I had no prior experience in the electrical trade.
Through this time I have grown. I have realized what is important is love. Without it I would have failed. With it, it has been a long year but because of love from family and friends I have been able to piece together a start to a better life for me and my son.
We undervalue ourselves and what we really can do with our backs against a wall. But most importantly in times of struggle we forget that even if there is just one person cheering for you in life, that's all we need to succeed. One person counting on you can impact anyone at their lowest low.
So don't let money, arguments, or just stupid bull shit get in the way of you loving someone, because love is all we have, it's truly the greatest gift you can give to anyone. Thank you to everyone in my family and friends that have believed in me when I didn't believe in myself.