I am declaring that the Year 2008 begins this week. When I wrote my New Year blog post, I had no intentions of my year changing drastic turns right before my eyes, but it did and there is nothing I can do about that now. What I can do is start the New Year OVER ;).
I just have to say, the girls and I have logged more miles in the past 6 weeks than I think we have done in years HA!. And I have to say my girls have done so great with all the miles. You see our most grand car DVD player died that I would let the girls watch in intervals on long trips. This means they had to entertain themselves on all these trips and yes we had our bumps, but I couldn't be more proud of them.
It is 700 miles (12 hours) one way from Florida to NC and we have done that trip 6 times totaling 4200 miles and also that doesn't include the two 4-hour round trips to the Airport to take Daddy to catch his flight back to Florida. All this in 6 weeks time. I just have to say, my girls have helped me keep my sanity through all this time :).
During all these trips back and forth, our radiator has went out in our van, our battery died in the van, our air conditioner went out in the van, and then our back windshield just decides to shatter all to pieces while driving down the road. All this happens when our van reached the 75,000 mile marker to which brings the end of our extended warranty :(. Then my desktop computer crashes and I lose all programs installed and my laptop dc jack goes bad 🙁
So when I say this has been one crazy 6 weeks, I am not lying hehe. But I do have to be grateful that we are all healthy and living :). Now if I can get over this part of living apart from my husband, then we will be doing good. I have faith we will all be back under one roof really soon and our NEW YEAR will be doing just fine from here on out.
This is just a road block in life, and I can choose to let that road block take over my life, or guess what I CAN over take that road block and show them how strong I can really be.
My husband and I was talking this past weekend before he flew back to Florida, that when you have nothing and then take nothing away you are still left with nothing. So here we are at ground zero and all we can do is build up to ground 100 :).
Anyways, I have set back up show with my desktop computer and here to celebrate this New Year once again. The last 6 weeks were just a test right? ;).
I know I have been slack about getting to the other mom blogs I love and adore during this time, but I will be right back on board. I hope my readers are still with me. If you wouldn't mind to leave me a comment to let me know 🙂
Much love to all!!!
Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says
Oh my goodness – I’d definitely say that you deserve a ‘do-over’ as far as the New Year goes! Does this mean that you and the girls are back in NC permanently now? I hope you all can be reunited soon. 🙂
Nell Taliercio says
You’ve all been through a lot…time to start the new year all over again. 🙂
It can only get better! 🙂
In no time at all, it’ll be December 31 and you’ll be saying, “Wow, that was one wild year!” All this will pass and then it’s onwards and upwards. Kudos for making it so far already with your sanity intact. We’re here for ya! 😀
Wow Jen. You aren’t kiddng. Missed ya and hoping to get back in touch with you soon.
Sounds like your girls did an incredible job. 🙂
Here’s wishing you a “Happy New Year!”
Nicole Roberts says
I just want to tell you that you are an inspiration to me. I am so proud of you for the strength you are showing with your husband gone so far away from you and your family. My husband is about to leave for IL (we live in AL) to work a contract job there that is expected to last 2 years. He is my best friend and I will miss him but we really need the money. We have said the same thing to each other “Nothing from nothing leaves nothing” and nothing is definitely what we have right now! lol
Your words were a comfort and an inspiration. He leaves me and our 2 girls in March and I know that it will be hard but I will just look look back to your blog and see how you are handling everything. Just keep your head up and know that I will be drawing inspiration from your strength.