Daily Prompt: Third from the Top

Head to “Blogs I Follow” in the Reader. Scroll down to the third post in the list. Take the third sentence in the post, and work it into your own.

This should be interesting!

Third Post: Life with Pink Princesses – http://lifewithpinkprincesses.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/a-squishy-read/

Third Sentence: We’ve been ultra lucky from our friends and family.

Throughout our lives, my daughters and I have seen good times and bad times. Luckily we have always been a close knit family and each one of us has our own share of reliable friends. It makes life a lot easier, I think, to have love and reliability. We may not have had security, but we survived.
We all helped each other as best we could. I often had to ask for help from my dad, my mom, and even my grandfather, during my first marriage. My first marriage was to an alcoholic who could not hold a job. I worked hard and lot’s of overtime, but sometimes I needed help. I had good, reliable friends that helped me get back and forth from work, and supported me in every way. They helped me see that everything was not my fault.
Finally, I found a good job, with good pay, and still worked a lot of overtime. I was able to get financially stable enough that I knew I could make it on my own.
I was able to give my oldest daughter a good senior year in high school. Once she moved off to college, I filed for divorce from my alcoholic husband. After 20 years, I figured that things were not going to change. In fact, they were getting worse; He was drinking from morning until night, threw up a lot, and was even wetting the bed nearly every night. I had had enough and wanted out.
After her third year in college, my oldest daughter decided she wanted to move back home and drive back and forth to college during her last year of college. The purpose was so that she and her boyfriend could start saving money for their wedding. He had lived with her during her second and third year of college, but they decided they were wasting money renting an apartment when they could be saving at my expense. After that, they made it very well on their own and have never asked for monetary support again. I have had to support my oldest daughter emotionally a couple of times.
I remarried in 1999 and acquired a 14-year-old step-daughter. Luckily, we hit it off great, and I call her my middle daughter. I haven’t thought of her as a step-daughter in a long time. She’s been through a lot and we have had to help her financially for several years. She did manage to graduate college and get a good job. We are very proud of her. She will turn 30 this year and pretty much self-sufficient. She is happily married to her second husband and they have a 4 year-old-son together.
My baby girl graduated college and got a good job. She has had her ups and downs and we have had to help her financially on several occasions. She is now married to her second husband and expecting her first child soon.
All in all life has been good to us. We’ve been ultra lucky from our friends and family.
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  1. Its always good to have a support system especially with family and friends, it makes all the challenges a lot more easier. I love the genuiness of your post

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