Well we not only survived but just beginning to thrive! I just got home from work; It's a little past midnight and groceries are put away, ready for New Year's day dinner.
I couldn't believe how many people fly on New Year's Eve, especially international flights. The tipping gods smiled on me once again.
I was riding home down the highway tonight (well last night now) thinking about how much has changed in my life this past year.
Number one I am now a brain surgeon. Well not technically but after going through training for my new job feel I should at least be qualified as one.
Tim has a good steady full time job with lots of potential for advancement.
Massey is almost through with her sophomore year at the university and has stayed on track to success.
Zach matured and has turned out to be a pretty amazing kid. He just came downstairs, hugged me goodnight and said was going to bed...and it's New Year's Eve. (Smart kid)
TJ is engaged to a wonderful girl and I'm gonna be a granny fo shizzle!
We're still living paycheck to paycheck but sure beats when we couldn't.
For the past few years I've felt like we were just spinning our wheels. Feels good for them to finally have some forward traction again.
I can finally say with almost near certainty will be laughing about these past five years pretty soon.
Well, at least sooner than later now.
Here's some things I won't miss:
Running out in my PJ's to give a utility worker a bad check after they hung a cut off notice on the front door, knocked for five minutes then headed back to their truck.
Going through the far drive through window at the bank in case they bellow over the speaker I was in the red.
Thinking about how I can make a meal out of canned tomatoes and loaf bread.
My kids always wondering if momma was gonna make good on a promise.
My dogs not eating for a day but never complaining. (I know they felt like it)
Not knowing if we were sinking further into the abyss or simply treading extremely murky and seemingly toxic water.
Now I know.
If a blind man could see it, why couldn't I?
Don't be hating on me because it's two African American videos back to back.
When it comes to people I am colorblind. Shouldn't we all be?
I attended a high school where was pretty close to being a minority by the time I graduated.
I am lucky to have gone there. It opened my eyes to the real world.
Bias and judgments make me shake my tiny head.
We're all humans. Let's love each other.
Till next time...COTTON