Every Storm Runs Out of Rain

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Things in life are not always easy. Man, I wish they were though. We all have troubles that we face in life that we just have to overcome. We might have to fight a little harder but usually in the end it can turn out for the better. There are always going to be obstacles in our way but it’s how we deal with them that matters in the end.

For example, growing up with an alcoholic mother was not easy for me. I honestly completely hated it. If I could change that aspect of my mother I would still do so today because she would probably still be alive if she hadn’t been plagued with alcoholism. I loved my mother but hated her when she was drunk. While my childhood was awful at times due to growing up with an alcoholic mother it did impact my life for the better as well.

My mother’s actions showed me what not to do in life. Don’t get drunk in front of your children. It’s not good for you and not good for them. What if they hurt themselves and you’re too impaired to help? Try to think of your children first and not your own selfish needs. Man, I sure do that. I can barely think about buying myself something because I can think of a million things that I’d rather buy for my kids. My husband has to force me to sometimes because I often refuse.

Allstate’s motto “Good Hands for the Good Life” is all about how there are risks everywhere, but we as people don’t let it hold us back from making our lives good. Allstate Good Life wants know what your good life moments are. Have you triumphed over adversity, fear, or doubt? Please share your own good life stories with us.


Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.


  1. Susan Cooper says:

    You have lived the life that has taught you so much and has helped shape you into the wonderful woman you are today. I am honored to be your friend. 🙂

  2. Sherri Lewis says:

    I guess the main thing that tested me and I won, would be getting out of my marriage. I suffered years of emotional and physical abuse, and every time I was going to leave he would start telling me how I wouldn’t be able to make it without him, no one would ever love me so I would spend the rest of my life alone, etc. But you know what? After we split up I went to the local community college and got an accounting degree. I bought a house in 2003 – on my own. And I had the privilege of raising our daughter. So I feel like I won for a change 🙂

    • Wow. I’m glad you got out of that. It sounds like you have picked yourself up well and did an amazing thing for your daughter too.

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