Since I didn't post the best update yesterday and I've realized that my updates have really been quite sporadic. I don't want to only post negative things.
Keagan is doing very well in 3rd grade. He seems to like his teacher. He is always using these new big words and in the right context. That is one of my most favorite parts about watching your kids grow. He has suckered our exchange students in to being his own personal friends. He always convinces one of them to entertain him every day. They either go on the trampoline with him, ride bikes or this week he was trying to teach Dema to do a cartwheel ;)
Malea is doing well overall. She currently has all A's and this is so great for me and her. She's really focusing on this since she's all about going to a good college. She has her permit and is driving as much as she can. I have turned in to the crazy Mom. Seriously - it is quite stressful driving with a new driver. She really isn't that bad - she just likes to speed and also likes to turn corners really fast!!
I was talking to her the other day about the last 3 years. She's really grown. She actually said that she's glad this happened to her when it did. Not to sound heartless either. She greatly misses her Dad. She isn't happy that she's gone. However she really likes the person she is turning in to. She has more empathy and just is all around a better person due to what she's gone through. This was an awesome discussion to have with her. I have had similar thoughts myself.
Then there is me :) I'm currently doing quite well. I am not doing well with my diet and exercise. Having 4 kids and all that goes on with them is a lot more than I thought it would be. I never have time to get to the gym. I generally only have 1 free evening and that is spent goingto see James. Then there is James. He is seriously the bright spot of every day for me. I wish I could see him every day, but at least I get to talk to him daily. He listens to me and that is what I need. He doesn't have a lot of advice for me for what I've gone through - but he listens. Sometimes that is all I need. He's there to tell me "It will be ok". For some reason - I just need to hear that sometimes. We generally spend 3 days per week together. One evening during the week at his house and then on the weekends he comes to see me usually Friday and Saturday or just Saturday.
James checks off every possible item that I would have ever thought of to put on a list. The only thing that I would change would be for him to live closer. When I need a hug (which is far too often probably) - I wish I could just run over and get one. Two hours round trip is probably a big long for a hug.
I am a different person than I was when I was with Dave. As Malea said about herself that she's appreciative that she went through this. I am as well. I would not wish it on anyone. God knew what he was doing though. We are going to have an amazing life together and for that I am very grateful!!! I just have to be patient in the mean time - which is quite difficult for me to do ;)
I am a wife and mother of 2. I have many different interests - baking, home renovations, music, education ;)