This week at work as been absolutely stressful...I can't even begin to go into the amount of meetings I've gone through. The confrontation between co-workers, I do not deal well in these situations. For those of you with high-stress level positions all year round, I don't know how you do it! Don't get me wrong, I'm so thankful for my job and that my stress levels are typically pretty low. But this week, phew! I'm glad its over. I'm ready for a nice Christmas break later next week!
Last night, Caleb and I joined my grandparents at my brothers band concert at his high school (where I went!)...and he killed his drum solo! Of course!
|So thankful Caleb and my brother are so close!|
Most of you know the story about my mom by now. It's not always easy for me to talk about on here, I have no clue if she reads my blog regularly or what. I'm typically pretty strong about the whole situation, I can talk about it with people without being too emotional, because its nearly been 2 years. It just is what it is to me...but, I will say that I'm sad for her. She's missing a lot here at home. My brother is morphing into this amazing young man...I mean, he's starting to drive, getting taller, looking at colleges already, talking about getting jobs, he's even got a flippin' savings account.
The other day in my car, I was listening to some worship music, and I just started to tear up. Happy tears, but I thought about my brother, and how he has to feel. I, too, know what its like to feel somewhat abandoned. My mom also left when I was in High School, to Minnesota, to live with her then-fiance. So its a creepily similar situation, what he's going through...except for my situation? She decided to come back after a summer away. In this instance? She's been gone for nearly 2 years. I don't know what that is like as a child...but I do know that as a married, employed, 22 year old...it stinks. My brother is a lot like me, we were forced to grow up very quickly, and we both hide our pain and sadness very, very well. Too well, sometimes.
So, if you have a minute or two today, please send your prayers, good vibes, whatever you do, to my family. Thanks!
Switching gears here...this is my gorgeous grandma. I call her Nanny, and have done that since I was 3. I remember the day I told her and my grandpa, "I will call you Nanny, and Buddy...no more grandma/grandpa stuff". She and my grandpa take care of my brother, love him, and support him through everything. They are saints, I tell ya. Now can we talk about how HOT she looks in this shot?! I am so thankful for her presence in both my life, and my brothers. I hope she knows how much her and my Buddy (Grandpa) are loved.
Sorry for the sappy post today, Christmas is just so close and its been on my heart. Please hug your loved ones tightly today...and if you can't, let them know how much they are loved.
Happy Friday! I've got a FUN weekend planned. Tonight we get to hang out with our best friends and go to a fun, FREE Christmas play in town, and Caleb's parents are heading into town so we're doing our Christmas with them Saturday! I'm excited to get some down time this weekend, too. Christmas is so close!
sending you all lots of prayers over the Christmas season!!! xoxoReplyDelete
Oh sweet friend, you are so loved by everyone here! I am sending prayers and good vibes to your family. Your brother seems like such a strong guy, and he is SO lucky to have you and Caleb and Nanny and Buddy in his life.ReplyDelete
I love the relationship between you and your brother! You two are lucky to have each other and it shows how much you care about him! Sending your family lots of prayers and good vibes this season! I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family :)ReplyDelete
What a sweet post. And your grandma, holy cow! No way is she a grandma! What's her secret? Ha!ReplyDelete
Prayers and well wishes your way. The holidays make me a sappy mess sometimes, too.
How sweet! I really think the holidays can be such a hard time for so many people for various reasons. Praying for your and your sweet family.ReplyDelete
sending as many good vibes your way as I can muster, pretty lady!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas, Kayla! Wishing you and your family all the best!ReplyDelete
Lots of hugs and prayers being sent you and your family's way! have a wonderful Christmas! :)ReplyDelete
I love you.ReplyDelete
sending love & prayers your way, lady!! your brother is lucky to have such a great big sister :)ReplyDelete
I'm sorry you had such a stressful week....I kinda sensed that you were being pulled in lots of different ways. I'm glad that you have this weekend to look forward to. It sounds amazing!ReplyDelete
What an awesome big sister you are...and Nanny sounds amazing! You know...of course...that you and your family are always in my prayers! Love you!!
Stress is such a balloon popper, especially when it's things we can't control. What I love is that you always find the positives. All of the things you say about your brother turning into such a great young man are so true to the woman that you have become. I am so thankful to have you in my life. You are the sun to my shine. hehe Relax and enjoy this weekend with people who love you so much.ReplyDelete
Thinking of you and your family! What an awesome big sister you are!ReplyDelete
Love you sweet girl! We'll be praying for your family! Can't wait to squeeze you in a WEEK!!!! xoReplyDelete