Wednesday, July 7, 2010

One Day At A Time

One day at a time right? That is what my parents always told me, and that is how I live now. I may get stressed out, but hey, tomorrow will always be a better day.

In the past seven months, our family has taken a different turn, but it is certainly for the better. With Will's class, he will now be able to start applying for paid departments in the next 12 months, which is a huge positive, and something we have both been wanting him to be able to do. Big Score!

He will also be taking a 6 week course in September/October to become licensed to drive the fire trucks. Another huge deal because there are only a hand full of drivers here in Shelton. I am super proud of him and all he has accomplished on top of being an amazing full time father and husband. If you told me almost three years ago we would be where we are today, I would have never believed you.

We are now moving forward in so many areas, including in the career paths we are most interested in. I am able to stay at home with the boys, and still have an income from writing. It is no six figures, but it makes a difference, especially with the popularity my blog is taking and the sponsors I have behind me now. I never thought my blog would ever turn this leaf.

Ben will be having his therapy once a week. Although we are optimistic that he may not need it after his 6 month evaluation in January since he crawled today for the first time. A good friend of ours Steph chimed in and said "I swear that child is just lazy" which is what is looks like if you know him. LOL! He was sitting by the sliding doors, and he saw his juice cup across the floor, and he went right for it. I saw in awe with my jaw on the floor as he crawled right over, sat up, picked the cup up and drank. GASP!

Anyways, I just wanted to make a positive post. Life is good and I am so blessed to have two beautiful, healthy, and happy boys, on top of an awesome husband. Who could want more?


Doreen Lombardo said...

Good for you. You are working hard. Keep up the good work, it pays off. Trust me.

There are times you will get stressed out, but that's ok. Everyone gets stressed, at home, at work, it doesn't matter.

Take it one day at a time and enjoy the kids while they are little. They will be bigger than you in the blink of an eye.

Keep in mind, a mom can do anything. I had 2 small kids, was a single mom, worked full-time, went to school the equivalent of full-time and during the end of school was a part-time broker while still working full-time. Then I went out on my own and started to build a business.

You can have a career and raise kids. Don't let anyone tell you you can't.

Doreen Lombardo said...

BTW, there's nothing wrong with hard work. It never hurt anyone. That's always been my motto. Right now, by choice, my daughter is working 6 days a week. Do it while you are young, save, invest and you will have a wonderful future.