Thursday, September 23, 2010

Our Stephanie

This will probably be my last post until after the first of October, when I return from taking Steph to Utah. She's moving there to become a Certified Nursing Assistant and work for the hospice company owned and run my my cousin, Adam Archer and my uncle, Mike Archer. Rich and I are so excited for Steph and her future. We know she will be a wonderful, patient, and thorough care provider. She's such a special person and we know this will be a great career for her. Many thanks to Adam, Cori, Mike & Julie for all of your help in making this possibility a reality for Steph.

This has been such a strange and exciting time for us as parents, and especially for me as a mom. Having a child leave home for the first time. There's nothing to compare it to. Such a mix of emotions, so much to do, so much to worry about. And with some other major factors of our lives being rather UN-settled lately, it just adds to the stress. What is normal? I don't really know any more. Ask me in about five years. But I continue to love my family like crazy and try to stop each day and realize how blessed we truly are. Life really hands us some challenges sometimes that really throw us, but I know that somehow if we do our best to stay on track, things will work out and life will be good. Right? Right!!

"A life lived in love will never be dull." —Leo Buscaglia

"Life is what you make of it — always has been, always will be." —Grandma Moses