Monday, August 15, 2011

Tee-riffic: My Big Baby, Las Vegas, & Feeling Rich.

Thursday was wonderful, my son came over and we had a visit that lasted 5 hours.

It had been months since I'd seen him last. The gist of what had happened referenced here. A call the night before his visit finally put it all out on the table. It was amazing to listen, talk, and share. The biggest revelation was seeing that God had what's best for all of us in mind. Surely I carry that in my heart but to see it materialize and recognize it, that's an amazing feeling.

Tomorrow my baby starts his senior year in high school. Funny thing is he's not the only one growing up. When I had kids I was a kid myself. I remember hearing time would pass quickly. I couldn't even imagine that then. Now here I am, in a childless household with a life full of never before's and first times. Part of the reason I couldn't write this sooner was because of a whirlwind trip to Las Vegas.

I just got back last night and found myself eating out for breakfast today, going to the movies, and then shopping. What is this magical life???

A lot of us have heard the adage "one day at a time." When you're in the thick of things, hearing that can be annoying. Or maybe like me, you relate that saying to addicts fighting drug addiction. I can tell you by experience that magnificent things do happen one day at a time. At one point I had 3 jobs, was taking business classes at Pierce College, and raising my two babies alone. A diary entry recalled me getting to work late after dropping my kids off at school, praying for good money from the double shift I'd signed up for. Turns out I had promised to take them to Universal Studios and needed to make up some rent money I spent in keeping my word. One day at a time. All of these are reasons why I look at the world with wonder. I've lived through miracles, I've seen God work in my life. 

If you are in the middle of something, don't lose hope. Keep going. There will be a time you look back proudly at the trail you blazed behind you. As for me, I'm slightly older than a high school senior yet it turns out I too am graduating, and I'm throwing my cap in the air, ready for this new life, right now.


MsKris said...

OMG! You don't look a day over 25yrs seriously! I was shocked when you said you had a baby that was going to High School. You look amazing. Keep up the great work!

Teemaree said...

Thank you doll. I actually have two kids. One is a Sr. in high school and the other is 19. Life is good and even though I wouldn't recommend teenage pregnancy, in my case it turned out just fine. Blessings to you, have a great day!

Unknown said...

I love your frame of mind...definitely keeps me want to keep reading. I love how you don't let anything be an obstacle and obviously you've overcome many...thoroughly enjoy reading about your life experiences and it definitely lingers in my mind a lot of what you say as far as taking it one day at a time :) xo

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