4 weeks ago
Thursday, October 27, 2011
LittleBuddy and SweetPea are doing well. He has his moments but they are fewer and farther between. With SP, I'm seeing we dodged the Terrible Twos bullet but it's the Threes we need to wary of. Oh my, the girl is sassy (that's the family friendly version). Luckily, for both, they're so stinkin' cute ...
I am holding my own. I purchased a treadmill a few weeks back to get my routine straightened out. Seriously, I wasn't getting but 3 hours of sleep (the ole mind spin) and these early morning workouts now have me yawning by 9pm. The bootie trimmin' is an added bonus! :)
I still have my private break downs but they, too, are farther between. The snow storm yesterday was especially hard. More things added to my list of having to do (that were Matt's "jobs").. I now have to figure out how to get the snow plow on the ATV to push snow, taking brooms and beating snow off trees, etc.. But harder still was that this is really "our" time of year. We loved to snowmobile and he was in his element in the cold and white stuff.
One more thing to get through without him.
I'm standing on the edge of the holidays and absolutely dreading the thought. To be honest, if I didn't have the kids, I would find a way to disappear until after January and just not deal. Or crawl into myself and not celebrate. The reality is, that cannot happen and our entire family will pull off the smiles, excitement and bear it. The kiddos will have their holidays like all the others.
But oh my gosh, it's going to be hard.
The adoption is still delayed thanks to an appeal that will be denied. Eventually. When the judge gets to it. Someday. Sigh..
For today, I pray for strength and peace for our family to get through the next few months. But mostly give thanks for all our blessings, including my silly, sweet, sassy kiddos.
Without them, gosh only knows where my life would've gone..