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Friday, July 24, 2015

Three years has past

Good God where has the time gone!!  I have missed the blogging aspect of my life only as you bloggers can relate.  Let's have a quick and painless recap.  In the past three years, my strong, beautiful and spunky children have grown exponentially and  I hope my own memory will serve me well in this transition period.

It has been almost a year since my divorce from my high school sweetheart; 17 years in the making.  He is still one of the most important people in my life but I have to believe we are better off friends. The hardest decision of my life and I find myself thriving in new ways every day.

I decided to update the blog (pending I still have any readers) as I sit in a hotel room in my college town reminiscing about my younger days.  Do you remember a time when things were so simple? I came back here in hopes to be rejuvenated but came to find everything I once knew had changed.  What a metaphor for my life. Everything I had ever dreamed of or hoped for has changed in the past year.  What does it mean when life doesn't work out exactly as planned?

The good news is I truly indulge in the mundane everyday moments I get to have with my children.  There is not one minute wasted on our time together.  I got here tonight because I was looking back on times that I knew I would forget, hence the blog.  These days don;t wait, regardless of daily struggle or life alternating events.  My children are growing up whether I am ready or not.

I am currently in a grad school program to become an English teacher.  The question often arises of our greatest accomplishment, mine is my children.  They are hands down the single most thing I am proud of in my life.  Sure I will accomplish many things, including receiving my masters, but nothing will ever compare to being the mother of these two amazingly kind and beautiful children.  And when they are about to strangle each other and I am at my wits end, I will still try to smile and relish in the fact that no matter what...I get to be their mom each and every day....and that will always be my greatest achievement.