Patrick will be completing his first month of training tomorrow, and I have to say it has gone by pretty quickly! Although I miss him terribly on the weekdays, the boys and I are holding things together pretty well. Having the support of my mom driving out weekly just to do a load of laundry for me, Grandma Sue offering to keep one or two kids for me during the week, the housekeeper (such a wonderful gift), and the support and prayers of my friends and coworkers leads me to believe we may just all make it through these next six months. I am overwhelmed daily by the gifts in my life and the wonderfully supportive people I am surrounded by!
This week I have been feeling a bit more tired than usual, but I seem to be fighting off a bit of a cold. I am so grateful that Patrick will have four days off this weekend! The kids are really missing him, especially Ryan. Poor guy has been having some separation anxiety. He doesn't want to go to school in the morning and even at Grandma Sue's he is crying and wanting to be home. Sue took Blake tonight, so Ryan and Evan and I were able to have a "date night" and spent some quality time together. I am trying to remember that the kiddos need my undivided attention even more with Patrick gone, and that that one load of laundry can wait until tomorrow or after they go to bed. The problem is I have been falling asleep by 8:00 almost every night.
Tonight I am trying to turn my brain off and am not having much success...a good friend from work is getting married this weekend and I gladly stepped back into my wedding planning shoes. I forgot how much I truly loved helping brides and this whole process. It have been so much fun working with Tana and her family, and I am so glad I am able to help out such a wonderful, caring group of people. I will post some pictures of the wedding soon.
Well I guess I had better try and get some sleep...although I think I hear a child's cry...so much for that thought : )! Until next time...love to you all!