Archive for May, 2012

Why I’ve been so busy

Posted: May 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

So I realize I haven’t been sharing enough of our new son’s life, or of Kaiden’s journey to being three, or our lives in general. I know I’ve been absent and quiet and I’m sorry. But here’s why I’ve been so busy. Currently I am:


  • Working Part-Time in the deli at the local supermarket
  • A full-time mom to a newborn and 3 year old!
  • Nursing almost exclusivly
  • Helping Cody look for a job full-time [I seriously spend 3-8 hours a day AT LEAST on this EVERY day. Sometimes less sometimes more but it averages 3-5 hours]
  • keeping Cody’s resume updated constantly
  • Constantly asking around and keeping an eye and ear out for jobs
  • Fighting thrush that my son and I both have
  • Trying to pick up as many extra hours as possible at work
  • Trying to get rid of as much debt and keep as many bills paid as possible. Which is pretty much impossible. But I’m trying.
  • Trying to take pictures and record memories of Niam’s first weeks [he just turned 7 weeks and already I’m sad at how much he’s growing, changing, and how much the time has flown!] and Kaiden’s third year.
  • Stressing beyond belief.
  • Working on Cody’s VA claim
  • Somehow staying showered and getting a little bit of sleep here and there!

So that’s where I’ve been. That’s where we are. That’s what is happening. Our lives are consumed with trying to better our situation and enjoy our children. There’s no time or energy or strength for anything else.

Today we traded our 2011 Equinox we got when we found out we were pregnant with Niam. We got a 1998 Toyota Camery. It’s not a great car but it will get us around. It’s got a ton of miles on it so I’m thinking it may last us a year or two if we’re lucky, but it fits us and it gets good gas milage and it means we do not have a $3o0 payment looming over us each month. I kind of wish we would’ve done it sooner. But at the same time I’m really missing the equinox. Oh well. One day we’ll be back on our feet in our own house and we’ll be able to get a nice newer car again. Until then I’m just happy we aren’t getting the Equinox reposessed.

Things have been crazy at work and I’m doing great selling tons. I’m making lots of friends too. It’s been really difficult leaving Niam and Kaiden even if it’s only a few hours here and there and they’re with their daddy. I’m just happy to have a job right now since Cody lost his. I jknow I’ll never be able to actually provide for us but at least I can buy us diapers!

We could really use everyone’s thoughts and prayers more than ever! Things are at an all time low for us, even worse than when he first left the Army. He’s going through a lot and we are really struggling just to survive. If it wasn’t for our wonderful family and amazing friends I don’t want to imagine what life would be like or where we would be. So many people have helped us and are helping us, everything from gifting diapers to us to just praying for us. I am so thankful that we have such amazing people in our lives, we really are very blessed. Things could be so much worse and we are so thankful for what we do have, the people, a warm home, a big room, encouraging words, the experiance and certifications my husband does have, food to eat, water to drink, two beautiful strong little men, and I could keep going on and on. We truely are blessed and we remember it each and every day. It’s funny that things had to get so bad for us to realize all we have and be beyond thankful for it all. ❤