Good Evening & Happy Tuesday Friends!
I'm going to take a moment to explain why I haven't been posting as much to my blog:
I lost my baby brother 1 year ago & his death completely devastated me. I didn't think I would ever get to a point in my life where I could smile & actually be happy again without breaking into tears but I'm happy to say that the day has finally come! I will never get over his death & my heart will always ache for him....however; I'm now at peace with everything that occured June of 2010.
My husband & I took the financial brunt of having to deal with my brother's death and I'm here to tell you that it wasn't pretty & it completely wiped us out. It's funny how the insurance company can do whatever they want regardless to what's written in *stone* & people around you turn their backs very quickly when things aren't going as planned......a year ago I was a very depressed, extremely bitter & angry person because of all this crap but today I'm just at ease! I've found my happy place & it's really peaceful and serene....I've surrounded myself with positive, upbeat people and cut ties with those that choose to stir up all kinds of trouble. What a relief that was!!!! It wasn't easy getting to *my* place & I most certainly couldn't be rushed into this.....it takes time to get your head & heart together after all the mess we've had to deal with!
After falling in such a dark hole where we couldn't even see the bottom; I'm elated to say that we're moving this Friday!!! I have just about my whole entire home packed up.....I'm leaving the food for tomorrow but my work here is done! We're loading up the truck on Thursday & we're leaving this town for good very early Friday morning! Maybe I shouldn't say for good since I will have to take a road trip once a quarter to do classes here for my most loyal, faithful & new friends alike!!! Kathy R., Misti & Adriana will be truly missed! These 3 ladies have seen us through our darkest days with hugs, groceries, shoulders to cry on......teaching me how to jump start my car when the battery died! I couldn't ask for better friends & I wish I could pack them up and take them with me! I do believe they know how much they mean to me & just in case they don't; I'll show them just how much I appreciate them with lots of Stampin' Up! gifts when I return LOL!!!! You guys are awesome & I LOVE you very much!!!!!
My children are very excited to start their new schools on Halloween & to get into their new home this weekend! I'm so happy that I've been completely honest with them about everything that's happened to us & I'm ever so grateful for their giving spirit.....my kiddos have been my lil' rocks through this whole process and they've taken good care of their Mama....I am truly BLESSED! We're looking forward & not backward and I see a very bright future ahead for us!
Thank you all for sticking with me through an extremely rough year & the words of encouragement mean so much coming from you all! I lose my internet on Thursday & won't get it back until Saturday so please bear with me while we hit the road and get all set up in our new home. I'm excited to be in a different town & meet new stamping friends.....after a nice long nap of course LOL! I appreciate your visit & I'll be back as quickly as I possibly can!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,