Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!! My dad has shown me what unconditional love means; family is always first! I love you, Daddy!

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Lesson Learned

I am typically an upbeat person but when stuff keeps happening to you, one has to stop and think…wth! I am at my son’s baseball game last night. A foul ball is hit and of course coming straight at us. I didn’t want it to hit my 79 year old mom or my sister (she wasn’t paying attention to the game) so I stood up and tried to deflect the ball with my hand. Holy Hell that hurt. My hand went numb and stayed numb for 3/4 of the game…then the pain set in. By the time I got home my hand was so swollen. I can’t put any pressure on my hand or hold anything. I am convinced it is broken. Wtf. I am just coming off of a foot injury and I’m still wearing a brace. I can’t walk for long periods of time or it hurts and now this??? 🤦🏻‍♀️ I saw the ortho doc today. I have a severe sprain and when my hand was hyperextended, a bone fragment broke off. 😳 I’m in a wrist splint for at least 6 weeks. It’s honestly almost comical at this point. I mean come on…both my ankle and my wrist are in a brace?? 🤣 just wrap me up in bubble wrap! So ridiculous!

So lesson learned…duck when there’s a foul ball coming at ya. Every man for himself!

Peace ✌🏼

Update–>swelling is starting to come down. I can use it a little more today. Yay.

Magical Evening

You have to make it to the lights festival!! It was truly beautiful; I had tears in my eyes (and I’m not a crier). Just magical. The video/pictures don’t do it justice. 5,000 people lit lanterns and they drifted across the sky. Simply amazing!

It was a night I will never forget.

If you can get to one, do it! I promise you won’t regret it!

Have a great night!

Peace ✌🏼

Forever Changed

How do you help your child handle the loss of someone she loved when you can’t even process it yourself?  My daughter’s first real boyfriend; her first love died this past weekend in an accidental drowning.  He just finished his first year in college and was a star athlete; he had his entire life ahead of him.  It is just horrible.  I just want to wrap my arms around her and take all the pain away.  She is trying to keep busy to avoid the reality; the reality without him. She created these t-shirts and is selling them to help the family.  She has raised over $1500 and the go fund me page another friend started has raised over $8900.  It is giving them a purpose and something to focus on throughout this entire tragedy.  I am sad for his family, his friends but especially my daughter.  She lost her first love in a way no one should ever have to endure.  She will be forever changed and that breaks my heart.  Life is precious, and it is a gift you can’t take for granted; live it like there is no tomorrow because hell…that isn’t guaranteed! Tell the people you love you love them…Please.

Rest In Peace Court!

New Chapter

Tomorrow I will meet my future staff. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity. As scary as change can be, I know this is the right choice for me. I am creating my next chapter instead of allowing others to create it for me. I am in a place in my life where I have the ability to live the life I want, and to be content. I am showing my kids what it takes to persevere through the most difficult times and still be true to yourself; maintain your values and morals and choose the life you want to live. I am creating my own path and beginning my next chapter. It’s an amazing feeling. ❤️

Peace ✌🏼