A vacation, an anniversary and a baby

Well….this has been an……interesting….yes, that is the word I will use, interesting….this has been an interesting year so far. So why not take a 6 month year old on vacation with us this year….I mean after all in a year like this it makes perfect sense….

I kinda feel like purging a bit here, so please bear with me. This has bee n a hard year for me personally, not a horrible year, just hard…life is like that sometimes. I have spent most of this year in a funk, creative, personal, professionally, it’s just been hard. The biggest bright spot has been my grandson, the love I have for him runs so deep in my soul, it’s scary to be honest. When we found out Marie was pregnant, I didn’t really know what to think, I have known enough single moms to know that it was not going to be easy on her, even with all the support she has from us and the rest of the family. I am proud of my daughter, it hasn’t been easy but she keeps on going day in and day out. But she still has some growing up to do and some days it shows more than others.

I hadn’t planned on taking our grandson on vacation, to be honest, I really needed the time away, just from everything to take my mind off things and just purge, relax and enjoy the mountains a bit. But sometimes life has a way of throwing you a curve ball and so, without going into a longer story, we asked to take the baby with us on vacation. I wasn’t sure how he would do, a mean a 6 hour car ride, a week away from home (although he is with us almost every weekend and we did have him and Marie with us for the first 4 months) but he was a trooper, he is such a good baby anyway but he was just awesome on this trip.

We also had another couple on this trip, which could have been awkward, but they are family and some of our best friends so it was cool. They were only with us a few days but it was great being with them and just hanging out.

Well, that just leaves the anniversary part, during our vacation Glenna and I celebrated 18 years of marriage. It’s a bit weird to think that I have been married for almost half of my life and yet it doesn’t feel like it. It hasn’t always been easy, we have had our ups and downs just like anyone else but Glenna is my best friend and I have 2 great kids whom I love more and more each day and now I have the joy of a grandson.

Yes, sometimes life is hard, sometimes you feel lost, sometimes you don’t know if you are doing the right thing or not. But as someone once said, regardless life goes on. So we simply have to make a choice in how we deal with it. For me, some things have happened in these last couple of weeks that have put some things in focus for me. One, I need to be healthier. I have to stop talking about losing weight, exercising, etc and just do it. My family needs me, and while there are things I can’t control, I need to start working on the things I can.

So there you have it, oh and I am also working on my site, I am coming to revamp it, I am still looking at what I want to do, but I know I will know it once I know it…..

Heath

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