Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Well, it's been a while since I have written. Some days it's difficult to find anything to say. I did finally change my blog around, I guess I got tired of looking at the same beluga whale. This little gold fish is cute though, right?

Life is really changing here. I used to blog about life without my husband or life while he was "just visiting" from the boat. I'm happy to say that isn't my life anymore. I feel almost.....normal, and it feels good. The other night it was very windy and even though the house is quiet, the wind always makes me anxious. My husband lay down beside me and wrapped his arms around me. I thought of all the other times that I longed to feel them, other wind storms that I listened to alone. It's all irrelevant now. God is good and I guess we've done our time in the barrel. At least I hope so.

My girls, they are adjusting to a new place. It's hard for my 12 year old than it is for my younger daughter. As far as I can recall, middle school should otherwise have been known as hell, even when I was a kid. Throwing a move into the mix just makes it really "frothy" as my daughter would say. In spite of all that, both made the straight A honor roll and I know they will find their way. This is a good place for all of us to be.

As for me, I'm starting to find my footing. I miss my students and my job like crazy but tutoring is really a wonderful experience. I have five students now --- three that I start with next week and two that I am working with now. They are amazing children and I love ever minute of being with them. When I'm with them, I feel like I know what I was supposed to do with my life. When something clicks for them and they gain understanding- that's just like flying. There is no better feeling in all the world. Sure, it's not work at a school but I keep telling myself that will come. In the meantime doing what I love, in whatever manner possible, is what is important.

Life is good. Sometimes things aren't always what we think they will be... but they are always what we need them to be to learn and grow. I guess I was just reminded of that the hard way.


Gailanne said...

Good to see "The Snowflake" has emerged, and am so glad you have your family all nestled together again. You sound happy, and I'll say a little pray for Kaylee, Middle School is no fun anywhere. Stay blessed!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Glad that you're adjusting to your new life :).
Stay inspired!

The Three Little Piglets said...

So happy for you that things are finally falling into place. As much as I hoped we'd end up closer, I knew in my heart this was the right move for you. I'm glad you are hitting your stide and that you have found the something that brings your heart to rest. Always missing you.

That gentleman's lady said...

Glad to hear you are finding your footing. Sometimes it gets a bit rough in there doesnt it?

And yes, life truly IS good.

Happy Thanksgiving :)