It's been a busy couple of weeks again. I haven't had the time to sit down and devote much time to blogging. Me and Freckles went to Southern Cali a week ago for her speech tournament. It went well. But let me tell you, coming home was the best, in my opinion. I am so not a huge traveler having to sleep away from home and being put into a crowd outside of my comfort zone. The important thing is that she had fun. Once we got home, it took a few days to recoup and get back to the rhythm of our life. Later this Summer we are planning to take a trip to Washington to see our son and stop off along the way to see our parents and possibly a friend. I was going to go to Latvia with my mother and sibling but there was a falling out with the family which led to threats of taking the trip away from me and vindictive behavior from their side publicly on Facebook, So I decided to step back from it all and not take the trip with them. In the long run, I am very happy with my decision. After the time I spent living with them for 6 months a couple years ago, it had caused a lot of health issues, stress, anxiety and depression along with much hurt. This is now a season in which I need to focus on my Lord, my health and my husband and children. Sometimes, sadly you have to be silent and walk away from people, even if they are family. The company I keep will be those who nourish my soul, who pray for me and my family, who lifts me up and cheers me on. I have felt a peace in my soul since...And I am finding joy again. I feel like a dark cloud has lifted off me. And it feels so good.
I have been spending a lot of time with my girl... Teaching her how to cook and helping her find creative ways to keep organized in her new room. We shop together and giggle...It really has been wonderful. She is such a joy! We have plans to do crafty things and do our special Bible studies...It is such a blessing to have a daughter that is also my best friend.