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Monday, July 25, 2011

On My Own

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My children are vacationing with their father this week.  They are camping in Virgina and I'm sure they are having a blast.  Two big trips back to back...  What lucky little ones they are! 

Me?  I'm dealing better than before by spending some taking taking care of myself and our home, getting ready for back to school, which is just a week away. I've got several projects including more painting (it's what I did last year, too) and lots of organizing to accomplish.

This year, too, I'm intentionally enjoying the dowtime and a break from the daily demands of mothering.  Yes, I'm working extra hours to make up for my own vacation, and I can't ever not think of my children, but I'm trying to rest, to let go and bask in nothingness as much as possible.

Already I've wandered the mall, read for an uninterrupted stretch and taken two baths.  It's pretty luxurious for me!


  1. I'm taking a two week staycation starting next week. The girls will be with family. I cannot wait!

  2. Good for you! I have been learning how to make good use of my time when the boys are gone to their aunt and uncles, or like this week, to bible camp. I had a bad habit of just holing up in my room and watching tv the whole time - my way of not thinking! getting better lately.

  3. Hi Missy,
    I read your guest post at Money Saving Mom...please, please don't think I'm trying to be a poo-pooer on your parade but I recognized your swingset that you purchased because we had one just like it. These sets were recalled a few years back--if you contact the company they will send you a repair kit. Ours was one that did actually bust in half--right where the swings were while kids were playing on it. Just wanted you to be aware. I went back and found the link to the CPSC recall so you can read it for yourself and contact the company it you want. I believe yours is the Durango.
    God's blessings to you and your children.
    Jennifer Beeler

  4. Just hopped over from MSM to check out your blog. Although our current life circumstances are quite different, I've really enjoyed your writing style as well as your honesty and transparency. I'm sure I'll be checking in often. Lifting you in prayer.

  5. Missy, God sure works in funny ways. I frequent Money Saving Mom and saw your guest post and saw a mention of you being a single mom. I had to read your story and am so glad I did. My marriage has been on the rocks for, well, a really long time. Your description of your husband could have been written about mine, minus the cheating and pornography (I think). I have had a really rough stretch for about a year and a half, and we are still together, but I have lots of anxiety and am depressed a lot. It is so nice and reassuring to read about your life, thoughts, and experiences. I feel like no one else understands this type of situation. It is so nice to know I am not alone! Thanks you so much, keep up the good work!

  6. I found your blog through money saving mom and read some of your past entries. I will definitely be back to read your updates. :)

  7. God has spoken to me in an incredible way tonight...I found your blog :) I was in a (what I thought) happy marriage for over seven years when my husband decided to leave last August. I was presented with the divorce paperwork yesterday. While I thought I was ready for this, seeing those papers, it's a completely different ballgame. How can filling out a stack of paperwork dissolve ten years of my life. Reading through some of your entries has given me strength. Thank you!