The emotional temperature at Chez Survive-Live-Thrive has swung back to positivity and light and love and laughter.
It’s a kind reminder to accept that emotions—negative, positive, neutral—are not static, that life moves like the ebb and flow of the tides. It’s okay to embrace the sadness and pain as we have to live through it to get through it. And it’s more than okay to embrace the love and laughter, because that’s really the icing on the cake of all this life adventure that we’re having.
Halloween came and went with fun-filled trick-or-treating—a last minute rendezvous with DD1’s besties and walking through the neighborhood! The moms may or may not have carried small thermoses of bubbly along the way to celebrate our festivities and my birthday, lol, and I was so happy my children were surrounded with happiness and laughter. I think the best part was the great candy swap—where the kids organized their bounty on my living room floor and traded what they wanted and what they didn’t want, lol. Same time, next year, we said to one another, as we left to take the girls to their dad’s for his time with them.
And in just two short days, my hubby’s family will be here to celebrate Thanksgiving—the girls are beyond excited and I just love my hubby’s fam with all of my heart. We are going to hang out and play tourists and swim and surf in the ocean and I can’t wait to make my giant Thanksgiving feast for them. I love watching my hubby and his brother fight over the leftover turkey.
As for holiday dramas with the ex—he is upset because I wasn’t able to swap a week end with him for his business travel that happened the week before last. And…I emailed him ages ago to start a conversation on how to go about it. He didn’t reply…for a MONTH…and is now all antsy and demanding about time. It just is what it is, and hopefully it will all work out soon.
So in the wake of the tragedies of gun violence, sexual violence, our president shooting off on twitter yet again, I’m doing my best to hold my daughters in the love and light that I have for them. Every night at bedtime, we pray that we can add more love and peace and kindness to the world. We clearly need it. I’m thankful for this time. Love and hugs, to the world!