Thank you for your kind words. That means so much to me. If I do anything in this lifetime it will be to share her memory with the world through teaching others all the wonderful things she taught me. Motherhood is an entirely different and more enriching experience for me for having known Jess. Thank you so much
– I hear ya on the PP balance…I paid with a cc for my frontier order the last time and I wanted to use one that DH had already registered in his account. So I went into his account to send payment. After it was sent I realized that about 40% was sent funded…he had about $60 in his account and I ate it all up (literally and figuratively
). Hee hee…jokes on him!!Jeanine
– Yes, DH’s forget all too quickly. I know you can’t enlighten a person to the extent of his comments in one conversation. Accepting and supporting the commitment to BF when the baby needs it, wherever and whenever that may be, is a lifestyle choice that isn’t always easy. I am anxious to see how it pans out, but am just overjoyed with the fact that he said the words. DH is a really set-in-his-ways kind of guy and doesn’t accept change well at all. I’m not holding my breath, but I’ll just hold onto this moment to remind me that there is hope! Katie
– Happy early birthday!! What awesome presents!! That is wonderful that your DH got you stuff you’ll really use and was so excited he had to give them to you early. That is wonderful. I hope you have lots of free time to make all the stuff you want. I have 75 projects lined up and never get to them!
on the miter saw. DH totally flaked out on Mother’s Day and since we coincidentally were in the mall the day before, he made me buy some things for myself so he could have an answer to “what’d you give her?” when the family inevitably asked. He told me he wants to do the same for himself for Father’s Day. I’m going to see if I can’t work a couple things in for me at the same time…sooo sneaky!!
Good morning ladies!! I have a ton and a half of things to get done here at work, but it is really quiet and I don’t feel like doing any of them. I know I won’t get it all done anyway, so what is the point?!
J/K…I had some time to myself this morning after a day of meetings yesterday so I figured I’d write and check in.
Thank you to all of you who reached out to me in PM after my post last night
:. You ladies are truly wonderful women. I really and truly appreciate your generosity, kindness, and support through all of this. Losing Jess is something I never thought I’d really have to deal with and almost 6 months later, the wound is still as fresh as the day she passed away. The old adage that you don’t know how much someone means to you until they’re gone is so true it is painful. I appreciated her in life, but I miss her in death with a pain that I cannot describe. I didn’t realize how much I leaned on her until she was sick. I let her lean back during that time and just though somewhere in my imagination I guess that eventually she’d get well even though I knew that was an impossibility. Jack is on his own path these days and seeing the boys gets increasingly difficult between work, family commitments, and the price of gas. I miss them so much and just pray that a day will come when we can all be together without effort. Oh well….
So today is a new day. I am grateful for that. My son is the light of my life and seeing that sleepy little face in the morning with the big silly grin just makes my heart swell. I cannot believe I had a life before him…I feel like I was re-born the day he came into this world. He gave my life purpose and meaning. I now know my mother’s heartache from all the disagreements we had in my youth/teenage years…the pain she dreads when my brother plans to re-enlist this coming spring…the fear in her heart as my sister goes for her driver’s license test in the fall. What a journey. What an incredibly enriching experience.
So, on LWAB…just to update you all on what you have to look forward to in the coming months…DS turned 11 months this week
. I am in shock. He is a walker now!! He has this toy puppy that is on wheels and has a string for a leash. I almost took the string off…you know, choking, strangulation, all those dangerous things. He’s been pacing back and forth through the kitchen and living room carrying the dog by the leash. He doesn’t understand that he has to hold the end of the leash so that the dog roll so instead he holds it like an inch from the collar. It is too adorable. I took pics…will try and upload them this weekend. I got his birthday party invitations in the mail yesterday. My own design…so proud
I’ll have to upload those too.
I hope you all have beautiful days today. It started out the day at 65 degrees in NJ so I am thinking its gonna be a hot one!