Saturday, August 30, 2008

Month in Review

I know it's been a while since my last post, but I didn't realize it's been over a month! I apologize for the long absence.

My family enjoyed a wonderful vacation. We were blessed to be able to just relax and re-connect. We spent a day just enjoying our rental house...playing pool and Clue, cooking out and watching a movie together. The boys spent a day golfing while Sarah and I stamped, read, baked, chatted and napped. We also went to the beach at the lake, hiked and fished at Apple Canyon state park and visited the shops of downtown Galena. It was just what we needed.

Our last day of vacation was cut short by the news of my father's passing. He'd been ill for some time so it wasn't unexpected, but the emotions that surfaced were. My parents divorced when I was 18 and my father and I haven't had much of a relationship since. His choice.

As his next of kin and leaving no will or wishes behind, it took a couple of weeks to sort things out and a couple more to work through some memories and feelings. In His faithfulness, my Heavenly Father has seen me through by opening doors, offering healing and providing me with wonderful family and friends.

As month end drew near, school began and with it came my return to work. It's been a whirlwind of a week. Registration is up at my school and the office has been hopping. In addition, our 4 children are now at 3 different schools. Sarah in her last year of elementary, Jacob starting middle school and the two oldest in High School, Justin a Sophmore and Josh a Senior. We have something going on for someone every night of the week. We are truly blessed!

Sounds crazy I know, and in another month I may be whining about the chaos, but right now I can think of nothing better than enjoying my family and all their goings on! I hope you're enjoying yours as well! God Bless~ Patti


stampmonkey said...

Oh, Patti. I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Even though you weren't close, I'm sure it hurts and will take time to adjust to the idea that he's gone. You're in my prayers.

On a happier note, I'm glad that you finally posted and that you had such a nice time on your family vacation. I was starting to get worried about you.

Sounds like you'll be busier than you know what to do with before too long. I've been there when our older kids were younger, and, on top of working full time, it took its toll. Glad you're feeling "blessed." lol It is a blessing that the kids get to be involved in activities they enjoy -- too bad they can't all be in the same place at the same time. ;) I'll just say it now instead of waiting for your post...Hang in there! ;)

Glad you're back! I've missed you.

Angel W said...

Sorry to hear of your dad's passing, Patti. But glad to hear from you again. Your attitude is inspiring and I wish you the best of months as your schedule stays busy. These school years go by quickly so relish them, my friend!


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