Friday, October 28, 2016

Halloween Prep {Thoughts From Me}

This week has been spent on Halloween preparations.  The kids absolutely LOVE Halloween.  Not so much the scary stuff but just dressing up and pretending to be something else.  It's all in fun for us.

This year the costumes are:
Dark Pumpkin Man 
Good Witch 
Princess Fairy Witch 
and Black Cat.

I'll post pics for them once the date is past.
Each costume takes on it's own unique personality, designed for the wearer.  Each was chosen by the wearer to fit their interests and style.  After all, costumes are fun!!!

Now I know not everyone cares for Halloween or dressing up on the day.  For our family, it's the beginning of our Holiday season and we enjoy dressing up, bonding with each other as a family.  We simply enjoy our time together.

And that's what it's all about: being together as a family.  Bonding, sharing and loving each other.  Just as it should be.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

To Blog Or Not To Blog... {Thoughts From Me}

This year blogging has taken a backseat to life for us. It wasn't my intention to just let the blog go but rather an inability to keep up with writing here. As it often does, life gets in the way and there's just no time to devote to our online presence.

A year ago, our life hit rock bottom and it's taken a year to get back some normalcy after all we went through in our time living in Georgetown. There have been a great many changes, struggles and a constant rebuilding of our life since leaving there. The lowest point of our life has transformed into better by the day and for that I'm truly thankful.

There are many more changes to come.

When you're living in an abusive environment, you don't always see just how bad things are. You make excuses for the abuse. You overlook truth so that you can just make it to the next day. You think if you can just hold on, things will get better. Maybe that's true for some but for me and my children, it definitely wasn't.

I see such a difference in my children in this past year. I see their eyes shine with laughter. I see happiness and an unbreakable bond. Sure they argue like most siblings but there is an irreplaceable love between them that simply amazes me. I'm thankful they've come through life with this bond and strength to get them through.

Life is not easy for any of us. God didn't promise it would be easy. He promises us that in the end all of the struggle, trails, tribulations we go through will be worth it. Heaven is the prize, the end goal, in this. Heaven is the reward we all reach for.

So as we continue through the daily struggle, rebuilding our life together, I look forward to rebuilding our blog as well. I miss writing. I miss sharing our life with others. I miss the outlet that this little online space provides me with. I look forward to beginning here again and sharing our future with you as we continue letting go of the past.


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