I can write about it now because I feel like I'm finally on the up and up, which is a relief. Not everything is figured out (actually, I don't think we've figured any of it out), but my attitude is better and the gloom has lifted so I can press forward with a more determined heart.
Lots of people have helped us the past few weeks. Family and friends near and far have stepped in to offer moral support, dinner, advice, hugs, and even financial assistance, all of which has been greatly appreciated. It's hard to ask for help, and accept so much help. We need help with rides for Kindergarten and Austin's work/school and I've been putting off dealing with that because I feel like we've already burdened people so much and I don't want to have to ask for more help. But, when that's what you need, that's what you need, so I will suck it up and do what we need to do.
Life can be hard. I'm glad I have religious beliefs, because if I feel lost even when I know God lives and loves me, I don't know what I'd do or who I'd turn to without those beliefs.
letter-writing and game-playing
The Denises and I went to the temple this week for our presidency meeting and it was just what we all needed. We felt grounded and re-centered and energized. And we went to Applebee's after and stayed til 11:30 in Omaha, so we didn't get back home til after midnight. I never thought I'd stay out that late with two ladies who are 60 and 80, but it was perfect. I'm kicking myself for not getting a picture.
Sometimes, afternoon ice cream cones are just 100% necessary. I'm grateful for these sweet babes who make my days brighter when I'm feeling down. Here's to a better month!