Category Archives: Moving Forward!

Serenity Graduates!

A week after the wedding, Serenity graduated from high school.  There were times that I wondered if we’d ever see this day.  Serenity is a very smart girl but her anxiety is almost crippling at times.  Essays were nightmares for her.  Her senior research paper had me ripping my hair out.  It got to the …

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The Wedding!

The day had finally arrived.  Treun and I were getting married!  Our wedding day dawned warm and clear.  It was sunny and beautiful and I was up at an ungodly hour because I was too excited to sleep.  The plan was to arrive at Treun’s house around 9 am so that we could all get …

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The Guest List Diminishes By Two

The last minute plans were all set.  The Mexican restaurant was available to cater on our new date.  The baker also had the day open.  Our rings came in and were even more gorgeous than we thought they’d be.  My bouquet and Treun’s boutonniere arrived.  We had just a few more days until the wedding. …

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Resignation

One of the biggest changes in my life that will happen when I marry Treun is that I will be resigning from my job.  Treun makes enough money to support us and he believes that it is better for me to be home with the kids.  They went from me having always stayed home with …

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Jury Duty….Really?

It was a month until the wedding and I had jury duty.  Really?  The universe just had to throw that at me right then? Treun and I still couldn’t get the guest list under control.  I was so stressed that I was ready to just run away.  We’d seriously started talking about scrapping the whole …

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Holidays are Weird

Holidays are weird. I don’t have my kids with me at every holiday anymore.  They are now split between time with me and time with Bubba.  I get one Christmas, Bubba gets the next.  He gets one Thanksgiving, I get the next. The kids and I have adapted.  We celebrate Christmas on Christmas Day during …

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He’s Home!

I’m pretty sure that was the longest ten days of my life. He got home last night around 8:45 p.m.  My plan was to leave work, spend some time with the kids, get Shane to bed, then head over to his house for a bubble bath before he got home.  Shockingly, my plan worked beautifully!  …

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Triggered!

Treun and I are ridiculously happy these days.  Things are cruising along at a good clip and I will, hopefully, be able to write more soon.  I’m finding that the happier I am, the less time and energy I have to write.  I also think I’m so far into my healing journey that I have …

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Something Wrong With This Wedding Photo

I saw this on Facebook today.  A friend had posted it and so I clicked the link because hey, I want to know what is wrong with that wedding photo.  I’m a need-to-know kind of gal. The first photo is a picture of a bride and groom from the shoulders up.  Nope.  Nothing wrong there. …

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Dreaming of the Future

I have a secret board on Pinterest.  It is called “Dreaming.”  It is where I collect the many ideas out there that I’d like to have at my wedding.  Yes, there I said it: I want to get married.  More specifically, I want to marry Treun.  I want to spend the rest of my life …

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