It is so hard to believe that the Holiday season is almost upon us! Where has this fall gone? One of our favorite things to do is to give back. Every year we do Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. We put in school supplies, fun activities, and a “wow” gift. We also, thanks to the advice from a friend, put in a bowl and spoon to make sure that some of these kids have something that they can eat with.
Changes are happening again! My parents were able to buy a small house so we can continue to be in the same school system with the kids. We have been staying with a wonderful friend who opened up her huge home to us. We are so thankful to have been able to stay here the last 2 1/2 months.
Other changes have been happening with my little man! He was diagnosed at the end of this past spring with hearing loss and now wears hearing aids in both ears. He also was diagnosed with a mood disorder and ADHD. He is finally able to express to his teacher what he is learning. He is doing so well in school! I am so proud of him! Little miss is doing good as well! She was able to have her assistant teacher from last year as her full-time 2nd-grade teacher! It is so wonderful to see my little girl come home and ask to do her spelling homework! She also got to be a guest reader in her brother’s class yesterday!
In May, my mom finally completed all her treatments for breast cancer! Her hair has grown back and she even has enough to spike it! I affectionately call her fluffy! She is back to work even!
The kids have finished school and we even got to go away for a few days! The kids have 5 glorious (and hot & steamy) weeks at day camp at our local Parks & Recreation department. I say glorious because they got to go swimming, had swim lessons, got to visit some of NH’s beautiful state parks with lakes, and go on some adventures! It was also nice for me as I entered the HELL known as accounting 1&2 in school this summer. Dylan has struggled these past weeks with his behavior issues. He is currently in OT to learn how to deal with his body when it’s “fast like a rabbit” rather than acting out. This is going to be so good for him! We enjoyed the perfect Saturday at Wentworth State Park in Wolfeboro, NH with Jamie’s Aunt & Uncle! Dylan got to fish but had no luck catching anything!
This little baby turned 6 (How did this happen??) and he had a really nice party with a few of his friends! It was the first time he had more than 1 friend over at a time! We had 4 kindergartener boys in a small wading pool at 1 time! I wish I had gotten pictures of it! When I gave 1 boy’s dad his wet socks and shoes, the father just nodded his head and said: “I wouldn’t expect anything less!” I guess I’m not the only parent of a rambunctious 6-year-old!
My business is running slow, but I am just as in love with Perfectly Posh now (if not more) as before! Perfectly Posh has so many new and exciting things going on! If you want to follow me on Facebook you can join my VIP group facebook.com/groups/blessingsandposh. We have some exciting items that are part of our core catalog that will be around for a long time and some new trendy items! Pictured below is me using a new fall trend facemask called space face! It is loaded with minerals to help detoxify your face!
We are on the move again! The house we are renting got put on the market in March and is currently under contract to be sold at the end of this month. It is very depressing! My parents have been looking to buy a house but the lender is taking very long in getting back to them. As of this moment, we have no idea what the Lord has in store for us! The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. (Exodus 14:14). It is hard to do this with a deadline looming over your head, but I am trying! I know God will provide! He always has! May you all enjoy the rest of summer!
This has been one of the hardest winters of my life. Watching my mom lose her hair and get sick has been hard. My kids have done surprisingly well! They understand that when they have colds they cannot go downstairs and hang out with Dibby. She is about half-way done radiation. She has to go 5 days a week for 7 weeks. They told her she is getting a low dose and probably won’t feel the side effects for a few weeks. She handled chemo pretty well and our prayer is that God will be by her side while she goes through radiation.
My kids now have words I never thought they would need. They have radiation, hair loss, and other cancer treatment words. We talk about it all the time to make sure they are ok with what is going on. She now has some peach fuzz growing back and Dylan makes her laugh about it. Dylan is my love bug. He loves everyone for who they are. Erin takes a much more staid approach, but she still shows her love for us. She just got done with the Norovirus and is happy she can watch youtube on dibby’s phone now that she’s not sick anymore. God is watching over all of us! Remeber that!
And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
Life has a funny way of bringing you out of your comfort zone. In October I was riding high with my job as a paraprofessional in a local public preschool. All that changed in early December.I am back to being a full time mom. I am working hard at my schooling and Perfectly Posh still. I am praying about what my next step should be.
My kids have new words in their vocabulary. Those words are chemo, treatment, cancer. This past summer my mom was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She also had a lumpectomy and a hysterectomy. She is nearing the end of her treatments and it is amazing on how well she is doing! Emotionally, physically, and mentally, she has weathered this storm pretty well. She has been blessed by an outpouring of love and support from church friends past and present!
Where do all of us go from here? Only God knows for sure! On a positive note, Jamie starts working closer to home on Monday! It will be so good to see him more and to see his hard work pay off!
Wow! Does God work in mysterious ways! I was sitting at home texting a sister in Christ when she says, “Hey do you want a job?” I said maybe, what is it and her reply was a paraprofessional. Here paraprofessionals are often an extra set of hands in a classroom and often work with those that have extra educational needs. I added a few details to my resume and sent it over and I heard back within 1/2 hour! 4 days later I was interviewing for the job and before I got home, they were offering me the position. What is this going to mean for my job at Perfectly Posh? What is this going to mean for my homework? It means I am going to have to live by a schedule. The great news is, that the hours are perfect for my kids! I will be leaving for work shortly after they leave, and I will be home shortly before they get home. I am committed to Perfectly Posh and school. I will continue to take care of your pampering needs and school, well that goes without saying, I am staying in school and getting my degree! 2020 is going to be here soon and I have been told that there’s no way I should miss walking with my class! I hope you will all continue to join me on this journey!
Wow! Has it really been since Easter since I’ve written all of you? Shortly after I ended Statistics ( I got a B) I took a class called Anatomy & Physiology! Life has taken some unexpected roles! I am currently working from home as an independent consultant for Perfectly Posh. I love what I do and I have learned so much! Before I started with Posh, I was starting to crash and burn. I have learned the importance of “me” time! My skin thanks me and my family thanks me. Straight from my company’s website:
You Deserve It
Yes, YOU. Life might never let you have a whole day off, but if you can take just a minute to take care of yourself you’ll be better able to do all the other things you need to. Take a little time to pamper YOU.
By taking some time to be you, you are taking the time to slow down and enjoy life more. Take the time today to stop and smell the roses (literally) and take a little time to pamper yourself!
Alleluia! Christ has risen! May you all have a blessed Easter!
Sorry I’ve been absent! Since my last post, we’ve had Thanksgiving and Christmas and little miss princess’s birthday! My life got taken over by a course called Statistics.
Last night I got to celebrate the rising Christ at the Easter Vigil at an Anglican Church. Sometimes I miss the formality of the Anglican service. It was wonderful to ring in Jesus’s resurrection with baptisms and the ringing of all sorts of bells! What a joyous sound!
Matthew 28:5-8 NIV
5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
This is what Easter is all about. Yes, my kids still believe in the Easter Bunny, but they also know why we celebrate Easter.