I'm Back

Somedays are like this sign. Sigh.

I may have misled you when I said this blog was under construction. My blog isn't really under construction. I am. I've missed writing but have quickly found out that I'm a busy woman! My day isn't lacking for things to do when I'm not writing but I miss sitting down and formulating my thoughts and counting my blessings in this way.

Suffice it to say that someone I love with my whole heart and soul was hurt by some of my posts and therefore I'm re-examining my writing. That being said, I'll bring you up to date.

I have my new wheels and they are providing a safe and comfortable mode of transportation. How nice to drive something made in this millenium. :) How grateful I am that for a mere pittance of a payment this vehicle is mine. If I care for it properly I should be able to drive it to death too!

My first born, Son #1, had his 30th birthday on Friday. Mom's love to relive the day their children were born and I did exactly that. #1 was born on a bitterly cold winter's day. I was 3 weeks overdue with him and being that he appeared to be a large baby the doc finally opted for inducement. After 5 hours of hooo, hooo, hooo and heeeee, heeee, heeeeing Son #1 made his entrance at 3:12 pm on 2/13 weighing 9.13# and was 22-1/2" long. Whoda thunk that 30 years later he would be 5'8 and weigh a whopping 165 lbs? Son #1 said it felt surreal to be 30, have one child of his own and another on the way. I said it's even more surreal to have a 30 y.o. son who has one child of his own and another on the way! He's a loving husband and father and a very hard worker. I'm very proud of him and it's a blessing to be the mother of this son.

Cliff is doing well too. He's attending meetings and also involved in some other activities that are helping him draw closer to a healthy lifestyle and gain friends he's never had before. He works when it's available and is contemplating some life choices as a healthy person. These choices and friends would not have been an option for him to consider just two years ago. I've really never seen him look healthier as an adult than he does now. It's true that when you're healthy on the inside it shows on the outside. I'm very proud of him and it's a blessing to be the mother of this son.

Life is full of reality moments and this past Thursday at work we had our hours cut back. At this moment we are still working enough hours to be considered full time and get benefits. For this, I am extremely grateful. But the lay-off option is looming large and it doesn't take any wondering to see "if" this will happen. A company can't keep all its employees during this economic crisis and make payroll.

With all these things, I'm learning to lean even harder into the arms of the Almighty....

With each breath, I'm learning to say, "Your Kingdom come, Your will be done."

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