Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Life changes, moves, growth, death

I left this blog a few years ago when I had to go back to work and my life took a turn for the worse. We lost our home to foreclosure and ended up moving a few times. Fast forward a few years and you will find me older, hopefully wiser!! New job, new town... My kiddos are now 6 (soon to be 7) and 8 (9 in a few months) I quit my job and moved to open a thrift store benefiting public schools in my new town. I moved to help my sister open this store and at the same time be closer to my family who has lived here for many years. Ups and downs, good and bad. Life has a way of twisting and turning you all around and making you realize you have so much to learn still, and so much to experience. Our store opened early 2012, we are a success!! Donating $65,000 to 11 public schools in a year and a half. All was good... February 2013 started off normally, but by the end of the month I had lost my cousin to liver cancer, my father to a heart condition and my beloved cat Geegers to kidney cancer. Devastated was a word I never truly knew the meaning of. I now know. I know too well and I am still reeling. I hope to update this blog occasionally with more fun things. Thrift stores actually has some crazy characters! I am slowly recovering and trying to keep moving on with my life and enjoying what I have. Here is a picture of my kiddos now (if anyone even remembers this blog still) Please excuse my old school ways! I am not up on the new blog ways anymore!