Monday, July 2, 2012

Even MORE Good News!!!

Well we have had a huge amount of wonderful news the last few days.

First and most importantly, my Dad's cancer screenings showed that the cancer has likely not spread to other areas of his body. Though it scored high on the Gleason scale, we are all hopeful that they caught it early. His surgery is next week, and we are hopeful that they will be able to remove everything. Please continue to pray.

We closed on the sale of our current house and are now in the process of building our new one. It should be ready by Christmas! The hope is that we are able to have a smooth transition. Though this is an emotional time for the family because they have owned this property for a long time, our sincere prayer is that this new house is filled with love and new memories.

The new house... Well, It has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and has a huge back yard, one story on a cul-de-sac. Energy star rated and huge kitchen and a great porch out back, too! The elementary is exemplary and close to everything, yet still tucked away in a quiet gated community. It's a great layout, and should have more than enough space for all of us. We're ready!

The last few months have been a huge adjustment for everyone. We have been here almost six months! Time flies...

It's been a rocky road with a lot of challenges. My kids and I moved from the city to the country. I went from being a single mom, working full time to full time mom. Mr. P and I went from single dad of four to having three new roommates. We had a round strep throat. There was a staph infection, ear infections, spine injections, a breast cancer scare (whew!). One of our cats got killed by a car, and on the same day, the dogs found a rabid skunk. We found out my dad has cancer. We've confronted emotional preteens, toddler "mine" issues, a few seizures and many other challenges... But with all that, I am extremely pleased to say that things are good, even with a few bumps along the way... Our marriage is stronger because of these challenges. We are building a strong foundation for our kids and are praying every day for their health.

It's my opinion that marriage is a whirlwind roller coaster of good and bad, it's just important that we look down the roller coaster with all of its ups and downs and don't let go of each other. I am by no means an expert on relationships, but the awesome Mr. P and I really enjoying this. Thank you so much for your support!

Goodnight friends,