Last week we were so close to some really good changes for our family, but things didn't quite work out the way we were hoping. So for now, or until a new opportunity presents itself, we soak up our one day together and don't take any family time we have for granted. It's hard not to get excited about what could be. We are aching for Martin and I to have similar work schedules. On top of that, Martin's been struggling with some health issues we can't seem to figure out and we know or at least hope that a change will give him a chance to heal. After almost 7 years of not having consistent time together we know it's what's best for us...our marriage and our family.
I feel like I've been so absent on my blog this year...that always happens when life gets busy or becomes uncertain. It really has been a hard year...with a few moments I'd like to forget. I feel like this has been a year of growth for Martin and I. I know that I am ready for changes too and ready to find my roots again. With that comes finding the 'Brave Jessica' that I know is deep down inside and making changes that are best for me and my family. I need to stop worrying about what others think. The days when we feel closer to our goal are glorious days, but with that also comes days when we couldn't feel further away. The ups and downs are what weigh on me the most. I truly believe we are meant to be where we are for a reason, that every moment and experience is preparing us for something greater. I have to constantly remind myself of this as we push through trying to create the life we want.
Sundays are still our one family day together and with the tease of warmer weather we knew we wanted to spend our day outside. We headed back to Eagle's Nest where we had gone last Valentine's Day. The sun was warm on our faces and even the blustery wind couldn't dampen our spirits. The views were breathtaking and the greatness of the landscape always help put things into perspective. The feeling of spring is in the air and with that always comes new beginnings!
Intently watching the horses ride by
These two are my everything!
Thank you so much to those who are always reading along! It feels good to write again, even if it's not all butterflies and rainbows :) Hope everyone is enjoying a peaceful weekend!