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2 years…

September 20, 2016

The Dictator turned two a few of days ago… TWO… I’m still in awe.  He talks… a lot.  He throws tantrums.  He can be stubborn.  He loves school — he cries when he can’t be there.  He talks about his friends at school.  He loves waffles… He’s a two year old. He still struggles with weight […]

Getting Back to Me

September 30, 2015

I went to see a therapist last night… it’s been a LONG time coming.  Life hasn’t been quite “right” since I moved to California last year.  Honestly I’m developing a bit of a love/hate relationship with this place.  I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I spent so long romanticizing what it would be […]

Working Thru It

June 3, 2015

Although I can’t confirm, I am almost certain that as a child I was one of those annoying kids that asked “why” incessantly.  No answer ever being good enough, I always wanted to know more… to better understand.  I was always reading something to get more information.  At breakfast I read cereal boxes to figure […]

We made it…

April 9, 2015

14 weeks later… The Dictator came home on his due date… and it was both the scariest and best day of this journey.  I purposely stalled all day so that we could head home during the evening shift.  We had a million amazing nurses, but the evening shift nurses have a special place in my heart […]

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

December 20, 2014

5 days until Christmas… 10 days until my birthday… and (hopefully) 2-3 weeks before the Dictator heads home.  Honestly, I still don’t believe it.  When I’m being honest with myself I see the hurdles and obstacles that he has yet to overcome.  Some days I imagine that he will just suddenly turn a corner and […]