These past six months have had so many challenges, but the rewards and blessings have out weighed them. Don lost his battle with brain cancer in June. It was way sooner than we had “planned”. Remember, Don was a planner. He was planning for his death and how best to take care of the girls and I. He was just like that. Always put us first.
Some of the things I’ve learned and done you might find odd. Odd in the sense that you’ve always done it. But, again, Don put me first and took care of me. I bought a car. Look out car salesmen, I won’t put up with your crap! I registered a car. Yes, in my 54 years, I’ve never done that! I had to chat with numerous folks about life changing and financial decisions (God be with me!). And I’ve filled my car up with gas more times than ever before! No I’m not a princess, my husband just liked taking care of me. The girls swear he’s yelling from Heaven about how dirty my car!
Probably the hardest thing I’ve done, is live on my own. I literally went from my parents home, to the Army barracks, to a home with Don. I’ve decided I’m ok on my own. Decorated my new house how I wanted. Definitely speaks of my personality! (Thank you to Amy at Cameron’s.)
I’m growing and becoming a woman I like. I’ve even started to date. Talk about weird in 2014 as opposed to the 70’s!
As we bring in the new year, I hope and pray that each of you looks back on your year and can see, that even if you had trouble and hardship, that you can see the blessings too. Happy New Year!