Archive | July, 2009

Fire, Friends and Freedom

22 Jul

Sounds stupid, I know, but having a fire sucked big time. I’m going back inside the old place soon to sort through some junk, shred personal papers that are still inside, and hopefully salvage a few things.

The girls are adjusting. I’ve noticed them becoming very possessive of their personal possessions. They are all big on, “it’s mine.” I’m chalking it up to losing all their old stuff and wanting to hang on to the new stuff.

While bad, the fire did have a positive side. It’s pushed me to figure out how to go it alone and given me the encouragement I needed to finally separate my family, from my mama and brother. It’s also shown me what great friends I have online. People always say that you don’t know who you’re dealing with when you’re on the computer, but I can say, “yes I do.”

I know that when something bad happened, you all went out of your way to help me and mine. You sent gift cards, money, toys, books, and well wishes. You all asked how you could help and didn’t bash me for my stupid mistake. You understood and were patient with me. I don’t know how to thank you all enough.

The fire also made me realize that I don’t have the freedom I used to have. Before the fire and the arrival of two extra children, I could pretty much read whenever I wanted to. Now I sneak time. There are four heads of hair to braid, four mouths to feed, and four hearts to nurture. I’m not a patient person, but I’m learning. My freedom has been cut in half, but I don’t care.

I’m going to come back with a great website and blog. I’m planning on posting a new book review or highlight a different book every day. Will I mess up occassionally? Sure, but I’ve got a plan and desire to make a great online pressence. With folks like y’all, I know anything is possible.

I’ll just wrap it up with a huge thank-you-myspace-glitter-graphic-8