The kids and I went camping at Bear Lake on Friday & Saturday for my Cox family reunion (my Mom's side). I'm anxious to dive into all the pictures and do a big post, but for tonight I wanted to post my favorite of each of the kids. They had SO MUCH FUN playing with their cousins at the beach!
We missed Dan, and as I frolicked around taking pictures of the kids, I longed for Dan to be there to see the joy his children were experiencing. So many people have been asking me how I'm doing as a single parent and the truth is that I think I got the long end of the stick on this 13 week separation. Every night when I talk to Dan and hear about his rigorous class schedule and study requirements, I realize that I've got it pretty good here at home with the kids, in the comfort of our little home with the garden and horses and fresh air all around us. Tonight I've been overwhelmed with gratitude for Dan and his sacrifice to provide for our family. The stress of our financial burdens is diminishing and that has freed up a lot of emotional energy for me to focus on our children and remember how much I love them and how truly grateful I am to be their mother.