Hey, all! I hope all of you had a very Happy Thanksgiving, and if you’re out Black Friday shopping, I hope you’re finding a ton of awesome deals. 😉

I haven’t written in a while, and I’m sorry for that. I promised I wouldn’t neglect the blog during all this craziness in my personal life, but I kinda failed at that so I’m sorry. I hope to start getting better at writing again very soon!

Yesterday I celebrated Thanksgiving with my family. I got to see some extended family I haven’t seen in years, and it felt wonderful to be surrounded by love and laughter. The kids had a great time playing with their cousins, and we all came home with full bellies and full hearts.

Today I sent my kids off with their dad for their first split Thanksgiving. It felt a little weird, as I expected, but I am alright. I hope the kids will be… Caitlyn said “Momma, I’ll miss you!” as they got into the car, which definitely pulled at my heartstrings. This separation has been harder on her than she has let on, I think. But hopefully she’ll be too busy having fun to miss me too much; I know the kids are excited to see more of their family this weekend.

The past few weeks have been a rollercoaster of emotions, and I am busy getting settled into my new life as a single mom. It’s tiring, but I’ve done it before when my husband was deployed and on various training missions, so it’s no big deal. It’s just getting used to the change in income that’s hard. Add in the expenses of moving, and the next few months are going to be rough, with me playing catch up. I know I can do it; it’s just going to be tough for a little while.

I am beyond thankful for the family and friends who have helped us along the way. We’ve had a lot of help getting back on our feet from a lot of wonderful people, and I can’t even begin to explain the emotions I’ve felt the past few weeks. From helping us move to giving us household goods we needed to financial help, I doubt I’ll ever be able to fully repay them for the generosity we’ve been shown, and my heart is overflowing. I’m absolutely moved to my very soul, and I am so very, very thankful.


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