We had conferences last week.
I absolutely loved this piece of writing by Luke.
Luke had a very rocky start to the year that led us down a path of evaluations and conversations with various experts and teachers. But, he's apparently had a brilliant few months in spite of his Dad's absence. He's not only doing well in school, but actually seems to be enjoying it, with cursive being a favorite and a strong suit.
Not bad for a little boy who loves his basketball.
Ella also got a stellar report. Her passion for arts and crafts is a driving force and something we've always recognized as the best thing that she can do. To learn that she would be recommended as *Gifted and Talented* in the Arts when she transitions into Middle School next year was the icing on the cake and something I needed to hear.
It was confirmation that we didn't make a mistake in staying in Colorado.
Last week, for various reasons, was the toughest since Eric's departure and I was beginning to doubt we had made the right decision separating our family. 12 years ago when Eric got orders to Japan we had to make a similar decision and I never regretted our choice.
Between trips to Urgent Care, malfunctioning technology/cars/houses and dogs, as well as trying to keep up with the various sports and of course my work at aA Design...Spread thin is an understatement. They say it doesn't rain, but it pours and it's certainly done that over the past few weeks.
I've been here before. The loneliness compounded by not having a minute spare to breathe is familiar. I hunker down and just push through with the knowledge that these periods are a means to an end and an opportunity to learn something about myelf
The best thing I do? I never give up.
I am stubborn, hard-headed and little too proud to accept defeat. Even when I want to.
I'm glad that I'm a memory keeper, for otherwise I might not have the skills to notice these little signs and affirmations, that are all indications that we're on the right path.
This morning we got some news that makes Eric's retirement request look promising. Nothing is for sure at this point, but please keep your fingers crossed for us. We should know more within the week.