I was chatting with a friend online, and mentioned how I was done with 2013 already. With financial stress, my back issues, and the three of us going round and round with colds and flus...
She responded with "You said the same thing about 2012, too. There have been some really good things that have happened for you guys already in 2013!"
And you know what? She's right. April has been full of surprises, despite my back issues and Wesley's current cold. It would be inappropriate to share online right now, but it's safe to say some really good things are happening. And there's lots of potential for even more good things if Matt's next project takes off (more on that when the Kickstarter begins).
So, you want to know how I'm doing? I'm really good. Wesley only wakes up a few times a night and, when not sick, goes right back to sleep after a bottle. He is very opinionated, interested in everything, and is trying to climb the furniture. He is happy, healthy, and strong willed. He is the best thing in my life, for sure.
Matt and I are doing well, too. He surprised me with a date a few weeks ago - came home early, had lined up everything, from the babysitters to dinner and the movie. It was wonderful to have some time for just us.
While one day of daycare is gone, I still can take Wesley to her house on Mondays, and then my sister comes on Friday afternoons to watch the boy so I can get work done, go to the gym, etc. This will certainly cut down our childcare expenses!
So yeah, things are good. Still hard, money is still very much a struggle BUT we have our health. Our house. Food on the table, and heat in our house. Loving family and friends. Really, we are truly blessed, and I need to remember that when the road of life gets bumpy.