The twins "ice fishing" in the front yard.
Down to the smallest details, I try to incorporate time into my day to create things that will hold memories for the little guys. Here are some stockings I made with some
I must send a big thanks to my Aunt Sharon for teaching me to sew! It was a long project, but the result was well worth the work.
As a general rule, I try to continue my life as I would if I were married, but I take care of just the boys instead of my husband. I strive daily to learn how to better our daily routine to make it less stressful and our interactions more rewarding.
The only things that are "abnormal" at this point is that I have to do the work of two people in my household. Broken drawers, burned out light bulbs, toilet clogs, roof maintenance and snow removal all fall to me. Raking the yard. Car care. Dishes. Laundry. Finances. Cleaning. The list goes on and on and on. This can be an exhausting way to live at times, but the rewarding peace I reap when the tasks for the day are checked off the list is completely worth all of the work.
The last two days we've had our first big snowstorm of the year, and a blizzard, no less. No exaggeration! An hour and a half of shoveling my large driveway, walkway and the chicken coop definitely got my cardio and strength training in for the day. ;)
Here is a quote you may enjoy:
"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us."
What helps you to feel more "normal" despite your challenging circumstances?