I am not sure where to begin. My last post was just so heavy and raw for me so... where do I go from here?
First and foremost I need to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you for your support, help and kindness with that post. It means more than you could ever know to me. I take all that you offer deep within my heart. Thank you.
And thank you for reminding me of something I failed to be grateful for OUR HEALTH! How could I have overlooked that?! What would I do without your wisdom and reminders??? For those of you who posted locally, thank you for suggestions, I am looking into each and every one of them! I am so grateful for this space and all of you who visit it. I am truly just blown away.
For those of you who suggested the Paypal button, I don't even know what to say. I have never been one who is able to ask for or even accept help. Thank you. I am trying to get past my pride, I guess, and although I feel a bit weird doing so, I went ahead and temporarily added the button.
I did get one rather negative anonymous comment that almost made me delete the whole post. I am not sure if this person read my post wrong or if I did not convey what I was trying to the correct way, but this person told me I needed to 'put my family first'(among other things). Ouch. I don't know how it may have come across that I am not putting my family first but our family has always come first and always will. Is it somehow the fault of our financial struggles that we are not putting our family first?? I am really scratching my head at that... They also mentioned our schooling choices so I am afraid, perhaps, I somehow conveyed that school was causing our hardships. That couldn't be further from the truth. Our school is what is keeping us going right now. With or without our school tuition we would still be struggling. I am so sorry if I made it come across any other way.
Wow, I'm sorry, this is another rather raw post, it could just be my crazy pregnant hormones, but that comment just really got to me. Especially after seeing how dear Tonya had such a negative experience recently when she chose to honestly share where her family is at. If we can not be honest and real on our own blogs, what is the point?
Ok with all of that said, I will step away now and be back very soon with those super late Christmas pictures as well as others. My Winter baby is still hanging on and not ready to cross the rainbow bridge into our arms just yet so hopefully I can get a few posts in before that happens. I have been creating up a storm for this baby's arrival and can't wait to share!
Thank you again everyone. I am forever grateful for you all!!
Sending you all love and light!