Friday, July 6, 2012

Top Ten Reasons This Summer Is Better Than Last

This summer is full of STRESS.  Lots going on and so much that consumes both me and Boyfriend. However, it is by far a million times better than last summer.

Here's ten reasons why--
  1. I don't hurt so badly that it hurts to breathe anymore.  I am happy and have found peace. 
  2. Maggie isn't having 8 to 10 meltdowns a day over every.little.thing. because she can't process her emotions from the divorce.  She's a happy child who daily gives love and kisses. 
  3. I am in love. 
  4. Paris reminded me why I love the French language and teaching others to love it so much. 
  5. There is a beach vacation on our horizon!
  6. Life still has many uncertainties around here, but they are easier to deal with than the ones of last summer. 
  7. Boyfriend was swimming in the pool with us at the annual fourth of July pool party.  There were a few moments I just stopped and smiled watching him with the girls
  8. Pinterest entertains me when it's quiet in the house at night.  
  9. Katie is freaking hilarious and keeps Maggie and I laughing at all times.  
  10. After a month of being terrified of the water, Maggie started swimming this week!  Maybe now she'll actually let us use our pool more! 
This summer--just the beginning.  So much more to come!


ShanRey said...


I am so amazed and proud of your journey. I have followed you from the beginning and am so thankful that you have continued to share your life online. We have been through almost identical situations and there are many days where I have read your blog and and sobbed along with you. Thank you!

Aly said...

I am in the middle of what you went through last summer. Thanks for giving me hope that things can get better and that happiness is again possible.

I think of you and sweet Allie everytime I go to Sams club--they have Sophie the giraffe there

Lisa said...


J'ai lu ton blog pour la première fois alors qu'Allie se battait encore contre ce fichu cancer. J'ai ris, j'ai pleuré, j'ai poursuivi la lecture de ton blog jusqu'après la naissance de Maggie.

Alors que je faisais lecture d'un autre blog plus tôt aujourd'hui j'ai resongé à Allie (oui, après toutes ces années!) et j'ai cherché en vain le blog d'autrefois... en vain. Pour finalement arriver à celui-ci.

Ta vie est visiblement pleine de rebondissements. La mienne le fût aussi ces dernières années. Le bonheur fini toujours par revenir, il suffit d'y croire. Et je suis certaine que tu y crois déjà. :)

Heureuse d'être de retour sur ton blogue!

Nikki said...

So proud of where you are at in life these days. I told you then that it would get better. You would find your feet again. And I was right. Muahaha.

Love you!


Anonymous said...

So lovely! I'm so glad you are in such a good place!

Maureen said...

I am a long time follower. I'm not sure if I've ever commented. Not because I didn't want to but because I didn't have a google account and when I got one I could never remember the password to sign in so my comments never took.

What can I say - not very computer savvy! Anyway, when I saw so many people comment on Tracey's blog that they came there from yours, I just felt like I had to get my darn password and send you a note!

You have also been on such a journey. My heart has cried and rejoiced for you. I know that I am a stranger to you, but a stranger in Virginia is so happy that you and your girls are doing well. You all deserve happiness! Hope your summer continues to be a good one!