Friday, August 31, 2012

Fall 2012 family update

It has been a while since I have written, so I figured I would give everyone a little update on how things are going. The kids started school this week and are doing very well so far. Zack is a sophomore at HdG High School and playing varsity football this year, so he has practices everyday and has games on Friday nights. He doesn’t always enjoy the practices, but I think it is a good experience for him. He was hired by the dance studio to teach a few classes a week on top of his two classes he takes and will be adding up to 6 more after football is over. He was also contacted to choreograph a flash mob in October, which he is really excited about. Zack is also taking 4 honors classes again this year. BUSY KID!! Jadeyn is in 5th grade this year and is doing extremely well in Math. She tested well above average on the MSA and shows a great interest in the subject. She really likes her new class and seems to be adjusting very well. She is excited because one of her classmates moved in across the street and she finally has a friend in the neighborhood. Jadeyn is also back to her busy dance schedule with 6 classes, 4 days/week. She decided to take 2 ballet classes so that she can perform with the Junior Dance Troupe and work more diligently on her technique. Cheer and gymnastics has been put on hold temporarily, although I don’t think for long. She attended a Christian camp over the summer and was awarded “Camper of the Week” for her acts of kindness and overall good morale. I am very proud of them both! I have enrolled at the community college to take 5 classes this semester, majoring in Business Administration with a certificate in Accounting. I know it is a heavy course load, but I am confident that I can handle it. I am also excited about registering for a 15K obstacle mud run on October 20. I started training almost 2 months ago and I am slowly, but surely getting prepared to run with a friend and Zack. It will be such a great sense of accomplishment for me, as this has been on my bucket list for years. I am still dating Damon, although we feel like we have very little time together, we enjoy the time that we do get. I help out babysitting his 3 month old daughter, Ashtyn, throughout the week so that they can both parents can work. It has been working out well for all of us. Mike’s parents have been extremely supportive to me and the kids. Being together has brought a lot of healing to each one of us and I couldn’t thank them enough for all that they do for us. Please pray for special blessings and increase to come to them. I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more than they do! Overall, I feel good about where things are at this point in my life. I am still not 100% with the circumstances that brought me here, and I may never be, but I am learning to accept that this is my new life and I need to make the most of it. I have resolved to not just exist, but to live and feel alive in every way that I can. I am finding things that stir and awaken the dormant passions in my life and that is helping me to put pieces together, one day at a time. I am still so grateful for all of the prayers and letters of encouragement that come our way. Some days are easier or harder than others, but I feel God’s hand and presence guarding me and keeping me through it all. I hope that all is well with each one of you! God bless!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday

In Loving Memory of Mike: