It’s a New Year, Mom…

Notes to Others..., Uncategorized

Happy Frigg’n New Year Mom,

This past year, 2016, is now over and 2017 is upon us. I can truly say that I am not sad to see the end of that year. It was one of those years where the negative events certainly outweighed the positive ones. I pray 2017 is more willing to bestow happier times upon our family than 2016 offered. One of the more meaningful events 2016 offered was the continued and now much stronger relationship we have with Elizabeth. I would love it if she lived closer, but she is doing very well where she is living and I’m so proud of her! She is the beautiful, intelligent and independent young girl I always knew she would be but never knew for sure if I would get the opportunity to be any part of watching her growth. It took many years of waiting, crying, and praying but it happened, Mom. Finally! Beth is back and now that we have been able to revive our relationship with her, I’m never letting her go ever again!

This past year, 2016, is now over and 2017 is upon us. I can truly say that I am not sad to see the end of that year. It was one of those years where the negative events certainly outweighed the positive ones. I pray 2017 is more willing to bestow happier times upon our family than 2016 offered. One of the more meaningful events 2016 offered was the continued and now much stronger relationship we have with Elizabeth. I would love it if she lived closer, but she is doing very well where she is living and I’m so proud of her! She is the beautiful, intelligent and independent young girl I always knew she would be but never knew for sure if I would get the opportunity to be any part of watching her growth. It took many years of waiting, crying, and praying but it happened, Mom. Finally! Beth is back and now that we have been able to revive our relationship with her, I’m never letting her go ever again! 

Milestones were met this year with Nick turning 18 and Isaiah turning 16. Both of them still have their individual struggles but all I can do is my best. Thankfully, I’m not in this alone because I have been blessed with Michael to help raise the boys to not only the best of my ability but to the best of OUR abilities! We will lead them to the water, however, as I’ve told you many times, lol, we can’t make them drink. They know they will sink in order to swim if need be. I certainly hope they do not call our bluff because doing so will be a huge mistake on their behalf. “Calling my bluff” in particular isn’t the way to go about gaining favor with me. I certainly hope they know that by now and do not choose to put me in the position where I will have to stand my ground and “be the bad guy.” Hell, I’m used to it,… I believe it is only in their best interest to not enable them. Enabling poor behavior or a lack of responsibility will only be a greater disservice to them as they proceed with their futures. So, I’m certainly praying Nick (because he will be faced with choices this June upon graduation that will impact his future greatly) does what he needs to do in order to become the man we’ve raised him to be. If that is going to happen, he has a lot of work to do between now and then. He has the knowledge, it’s up to him to apply it.

All of Michael’s hard work and dedication over the years has finally paid off career-wise. He fought and clawed his way through multiple interviews and tests and landed an awesome job that reduces his driving time to work over an hour a day and in addition rewards him with quite a remarkable starting salary rate! It’s a blessing to know that he is committed to supporting his family.

There were multiple losses of loved ones and many relationships ended in 2016 as well. Regardless of the reason, it is sad when there just is not a means of reconciliation because each party believes that they are acting in their own best interest and in some cases in the best interest of the other party as well. For the most part, I would say most separations, in my opinion, have been justified; however, the severed relationships over the election results are ones that I believe are senseless. But that is obviously just my opinion. The result of Donald J. Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States of America are finalized. Whether you agree or disagree doesn’t matter at this point. It is what it is, period. So united, rather than divided, our country should work together to rebuild America and at least earn the respect back from other nations that think America is nothing more than a big joke. But, this is a typical example of when I believe people should agree to disagree for the common good. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible for many! In conclusion, I’m staying optimistic about 2017 but I’m also a realist. I have some goals set that I plan to reach but you know me; I’ll always be waiting for the next shoe to drop. I hope you are resting well, Mom! Give Genesis my love and I’ll be seeing ya!

All My Love,

♥Sherri♥

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.