been life sucking to her for quite a while, and I pray that she find peace in
whatever comes her way. So, just like that a department of two became one.
And I find myself in a position I never wanted. This has been a crazy, stressful week to say the least. My head is swimming...
In the craziness of this week, I've found some solitude in the support that I've gotten from the guys I work with. They really are a great group of human beings. I'll probably never be able to say that I love it out here in IL, but
things in life happen for a reason. God brought us out here as a part of our journey in life. We've all met some great people here, and for that I'll always be
It's probably been a little obvious that I've been a little out of sorts for a bit.
I've been working hard on trying to stay positive and work through it all, though. As always, I've been able to lean on good friends. My life wouldn't be complete without them...there's no doubt about that. Today is Saturday, and it was nice to spend some time with Brian. We locked the doors and just had the morning to ourselves. We let the kids eat Pop Tarts for breakfast and play the Xbox. While it's terrible parenting, it was exactly what Brian and I needed.
It's been a while since we've been able to really connect. Life moves so quick and as parents we sometimes lose sight of some of the really important things. It feels so good that Brian and I are on the same page in what we want out of our future, want for our family, and where we want to be. We want to live closer to family. Life is too short to not see your family for this long. So, we are
trying to regain our focus and not let the craziness of making it through each
day get in the way of what we know to be so very important. Speaking of family... I know I've been talking about how much I miss them lately. So, I'm making a quick trip out to Spokane in a couple of weeks. I'll be able to see my sisters and their families, along with my cousin Haley. I'll also be able to see my chosen family in H.P. and Tammi. Tammi is going to fly over for the weekend and H.P. lives there. It's also great timing in that I'll be there for H.P.'s birthday. It's going to be a super quick trip, but I'm so very excited to spend time with people I love so much and haven't seen in 2 years. It's been way too long and we need to find a way to make sure we don't ever go this long again. The plan is for the whole family to make it out Vancouver this summer, too. I cannot wait for the boys to see the family again.
A couple of us are reading, Shift Happens by Robert Holden. I'm not too far into it, but it really is inspirational. I need to find a way to transfer the positive energy and desire for life that I find while reading into my everyday life. Anyway, if you are looking for an easy read that's positive and brings out emotions and joy that you didn't expect, this book is for you. If you read it, please let me know what you think.
Caleb was just in here, and he started talking about how he wants to do a lemonade stand this summer. He then tells me that would be a good thing to talk about on my website. LMAO. That kid slays me...too cute.
I hope this weekend finds you being able to relax. I didn't sleep well last night, as work is stressing me out so bad, and I woke up not knowing how to let go of that stress. I'm so thankful for a morning of just my husband and me to make it all go away for a bit. I hope you are enjoying whatever brings you your peace today and always.