Unfortunately, I don't have any photos to attach to this post so you will just have to settle with the poetry of my words. I am happy to announce that my bout with "grumpy old lady syndrome" has passed. I have posted snarky pinterest photos and random rants on Facebook, I have argued with my husband, yelled at my kids and finally prayed. A few days ago the feeling began to fade as new solutions to the relocation situation presented themselves and now although things are not in my control, I feel that I have more control over the situation..if that makes sense.
We are always presented with options and what was worrying me was that it felt like there were no options. It still feels terrible to have my family separated during the weeks but we are getting used to it. We are doing the best we can with the situation and that is all we can do, isn't it?
So, it is time to apply for college courses for the upcoming Fall 2014 semester and I have found a few courses that look interesting at Jönköping University and a few interesting companies that I will approach about partnership opportunities. Now I am just mapping out my plan of attack and I feel good about it. I am anxious about the move, trust me...small town...will they like me...will I fit in...will people get the "KiKi"??????? These are the questions that pop up in my head but when I look in the faces of my girls I see openness and acceptance and try to apply that to the world around me.
Well, today Mable and Daniel drive down to Malmö. Tomorrow they leave for Rome with Daniel's family. They have a tradition to take the children the year they turn 10 to visit Rome. Olivia and I are staying home and for the next four days will just relax. As you can see, life is good! So, the winds of change are blowing, hard!
Remember to stay happy and hopeful!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Friday, November 15, 2013
|Yesterday was one of those days...LOTS OF CRYING. It seemed like nothing or no one could soothe her finally she settled down and gave me just a hint of a smile. Today she has been amazing. Everyone has bad days....|
We both agree that pulling Mable out of school where she has tons of friends and a great teacher is traumatic enough. If we all move now there is no guarantee that she will not have to switch schools a few times before we are finally settled into our new home and I will do just about anything to avoid that. So, starting in a few days I will be home alone with my little girls.
|Not quite sure why Olivia always looks terrified but perhaps Mommy with a camera is a terrifying thing|
I'll keep you posted!
Friday, October 25, 2013
|From the first moment Mable was ready to jump in and help me take care of Olivia- Hemsjö 2013|
Ever since little Olivia was born the months, weeks and days have just flown by. I am so thankful to be able to spend this special time with her- watching her grow from teeny tiny to a fat glowing bubbly baby. It has also been amazing to watch Mable grow into her role as Big Sister. She has shown such tenderness, understanding and willingness to help- I am proud of my two little baby girls. Life is Good!
|Here Olivia is only a few days old and already happy, laughing, letting us know that all is well and how much she loves us- Hemsjö 2013|
|Olivia has such serious eyes that lock on to me and won't let go- Stockholm 2013|
|I'm sorry but I had to include those sweet chubby legs....she is delicious! Stockholm 2013|
|Olivia has no problems communicating- this look says "can you put that camera down and pick me up?"|
|Mable reads to Olivia everyday...I find it curious that Olivia only sits with Mable for storytime. Stockholm 2013|
|I have two sisters myself and I understand how important that bond can be...this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Stockholm 2013|