For the first time in a long time, I'm content and peaceful.
My mom is home from Alaska (she's been up there for 7 weeks) - I have a feeling that was the first piece of the puzzle. She lives an hour and a half away, but its nice to know she's THERE, you know? Plus, she has the patience of a saint with my child, who has decided to be Whiney McWhinerson as of late.
He's still cute though. I'll keep him, I think.
So my mommy is home.
My husband and I are getting along really great. Like, actually having fun together. Not that we don't generally get along, but you know, life is stressful.
I've gotten to spend some time with old friends. Ones that have known me since I was in grade school. Something about reconnecting with people that have seen all phases of your life is so soothing.
Especially if they like to laugh.
Summer is winding down. I'm sad it's coming to a close. Not that it's been the best summer...the weather has been less than ideal and I've struggled with so many ups and downs.
But like everything in life, seasons change and we start fresh.
My mother-in-law has finally been placed in her final resting place. It was excruciating for all of us to revisit that grief, but we know now she's where she wanted to be...and that is comforting. Now I hope the healing can finally begin.
The rest of this summer? I plan to soak in as much fun as possible.