I am so proud of this kid. For all that he has dealt with the last few weeks he has come through it all a shining star. Was there any doubt? He's amazingly amazing.
They played North Pole the other night. What fun the game was. All my kids went with me. Emily who previously wasn't into sports seems to be into sports now. Or maybe just hanging with her Mama. Nick wanted to take photos. We cheered on their brother. He was high scorer with 16 pts.! He also had 7 rebounds and 7 steals! He was awesome. He rolled his ankle in the 2nd, taped it up and played the whole game. What a tough kid. Then ended up losing by two in over time, but watching him in action was priceless. AND THEN.... the kids wanted to hang out with me and watch two more games. How cool is that?
I'm not even sure when this was. Sometime this week we were just hanging out, talking and I snapped some photos. Yep, that's my girl.
Look who isn't biting me and has learned the command up. Birds are such smart animals. Her name is Tweety. No, I did not pick it, but it is Emily's bird and we'll call it whatever she wants.
Tonight (after sheet rock) was Girls Night. I painted Olivia's toes. Aren't they delicious?
Much love to each and every one of you who have been so supportive. I am fine. I was fine before. I'll be fine later. (Watch Bride Wars.... fine is not an answer to give!!). Anyhow, I'm just going to buckle down and pray a lot. Not for what you might think, though. I'm just going to pray for an end to the hate and anger and fighting. It reaches out and touches so many and that makes me sad. I just want everyone to be happy more than I want anything else. I know, that's like saying I want world peace, but it's true. I just don't see why we all can't get along? We can, you know. It starts with me, with you, with a stranger. Just be kind to those around you. It will make the world a better place.
Finally mailed my packages. That felt really good, but man is it expensive or what? I haven't mailed a package in over a year, I think. I about choked. Anyhow, the best will be when Grandma Judy (my ex-MIL) gets the photos of the kids. That was her only request when they talked to her at Christmas. Such a wonderful lady and I feel good knowing it will bring her a smile.
And before I go off to bed I wanted to share this beautiful card. Inside was a gift card to Wal*Mart. It was sent to me by RottenMom. Have we met? No. Do I love her? Yes!! You know what I mean when you talk about your "blog friends". Well, she has become the most wonderful blog friend. And is damn funny, too. Check her out. I hope we get to meet some day.
Even though I am "forcing" myself to put on a smiley face and blog...please know how important you all are to me. I want to "talk" to you...I just don't really want to pretend. You see, it isn't that I'm "losing" as our family has had some wonderful news the last few days, and it's not that I'm "winning" because no one wins when kids are in the middle. In fact, it's not about winning or losing or wondering or hoping.... it's just me wishing things were like they were when we all got along. I don't like when we are all grumpy gills. :( It doesn't feel good to be angry. It doesn't feel good to see others angry.
Peace to you all!