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I have always been truly amazed at how life can seem so rich at what should be the hardest times. I am going through a divorce with Levi and although it's not easy everyday and there are tons of things to work out and I am sure more will come in the future, it is amazing how at peace I feel with the whole thing.
I have been double blessed to have some truly wonderful people in my life right now who love me very much and have done so generously and unselfishly. I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude towards them today for seeing me vulnerable and becoming soft places for me to land. I am a very independent and strong person and I have never truly had to depend on others before for much of anything, its a bit scary to be so vulnerable and a bit needy. I feel immensely loved.
Another blessing is that the boys are doing so well and are so resilient. Its not as if our lives have always been easy- peasy anyway, they have had to deal with some tough stuff before; having a mother with depression, an absent father, moving around lots, etc. but I still worried about how they would do. The boys are adjusting really well to being in public school and the new schedule to their days. They seem to be handling the separation as well as can be expected for their ages. I am hoping with some more stability they will thrive in their new lives too.
There is still so much to get done and so many changes still to come. Its a great comfort to know that no matter what happens I am never alone and in my weakness I am really all the more stronger and happier and loved.
"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."
Josef asked for a Minecraft cake and I was short on time and inspiration...so this is the Minecraft cake I came up with on the spot.
Josef is taking Spanish is highschool and loves it. Levis parents got him this second cake for our Monday night dinner with them. He LOVES it!
Took a friend who had NEVER been to the park, to the Hyde Park Street Fair at Camel's Back park in Boise Idaho. This is the famous view from up top.
I was helping out today at a friend or a friends fundraising car wash. She has breast cancer and no insurance. It was a lot of fun holding signs and waving at people from the sidewalk. My awesome oldest son, Josef, helped with washing the cars and held signs too, even though I am sure he could have thought of some things he would rather have done. I am proud of him for pitching in and not complaining (too much).