Monday, October 10, 2016

Random things from September!

This is just me and my Little Man.  He brings me such joy!  Life is never dull when he is around!

Our church sponsors monthly dances for youth 14 - 18 years old. They are so much fun!  I try to attend with them as much as possible.  It's so fun to see the girls dance and have fun together.  My Lovely Daughter "Supergirl" does not even mind if I dance with them.
 This is just a cute pic of my Little Man! Ya gotta love those chubby cheeks!!

As a class this is the last semester we will be together. We about 25 of us went out to dinner at an adorable restaurant in the next town.  The food was pricey but delicious and the atmosphere was quaint but fun. These two girls have made my pharmacy life a pleasure.  We have laughed together, spent endless hours in the library studying together and supporting each other.  I love them so much!!

JDRF walk with my Type 1 diabetic

It has been almost exactly 1 year since my Little Angel was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  It has been a life changing experience for everyone!  But she has been amazing and inspires me daily! 

She requested that we volunteer for JDRF.  We had a great time!  It was fun for her to meet other kids with T1D and see the support offered for finding a cure.
They had several fun activities - this bubble pit was SO MUCH FUN!!  There were free snacks, face painting, a variety of booths and a couple of bouncy house.
The DJ was awesome! He let the Little Angel wear his headphones and play with is keyboard. It made her day!

It is not often that Little Angel is around someone who is a type 1 diabetic, but this experience with JDRF has uplifted her spirit in a way that I cannot describe.  I am so thankful for being able to volunteer with her and share the experience.  I am very blessed to share her journey!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Many things...

Since the last post many things have changed:
1. Pharmacy school - even part time is busy and tough!
2. My two youngest children are now being home schooled for a variety of difficult issues. Which leaves just one in public school.
3. Because of #2 my X has to stay with the kids a majority of the time. He has to teach them and help keep them on track with their studies. This means that I rarely get to see them.  Which is the absolute worst!!  It is what is needed at this point in time but I hate it!!
4. Found job for next summer when we move the kids back home. Yippee!!  I will be a pharmacy intern with Walgreen's.
5. I was speaking to a leader from my church about co-parenting and he said just because we share custody and time with the kids, it does not constitute co-parenting.  He is counselor by profession and he said co-parenting means that you work together to maintain a mutual parenting plan.  This is true. At one point when I stayed with the kids I expected them to do things as we always had but when it was his week, he would say "That's how mom does it." When that started I knew things were headed in the wrong direction.  The church leader gave me a kick in the right direction, I talk with the X and we did come up with some agreed upon rules for the house and kids. This has really helped everything go smoother.  I am still going to have to work on this.

I am struggling with not being with the is such a heartache! But the Lord is continually blessing my every footstep without His hand in my life, the burden would be too great.