Saturday, July 18, 2015

Just When I Needed It {Celebrate this Week 7-18-15}

I love it when life sends celebrations just when we need it the most.

This has been a rough week....

My daughter's boyfriend was in a car accident on Monday. During a bad storm, there was a malfunction with the stop lights at a busy intersection, giving everyone in all directions a green light.  I celebrate that he was able to walk away because it could have been much, much worse. Cars can be replaced.  Lives cannot.

We were approved as a host family to have Hannah from Germany stay with us for the next school year.  Unfortunately, there was a mix up with the paperwork and the school was not kept in the loop, jeopardizing Hannah's placement with us and leaving us in limbo.  I celebrate the patience I showed as the school and exchange company worked through this, even though I wanted to rant and rave which only would have made matters worse.

Writing has been a struggle for me lately.  I have not blogged or written anything for about three weeks.  I celebrate my new online writing group who will help get me back on track.  Thank you, Michelle and Leigh Anne!  :)  I saw this and it made me think of our conversation this morning:

My daughter turned 16 this week.  It is clear to me that she is no longer "my baby" and is flying out of the nest.  I celebrate the wings she has, the beautiful woman she is becoming, and the strength I am finding to let her go.

I hope life has brought you many things to celebrate this week!


  1. Well, I am glad that your daughter's boyfriend is okay, very scary though. Happy for all of the positives in your life too, like figuring out the glitches of your new exchange students, you've found a group to help with your writing, and your daughter growing up. The time does move and move. Have a great next week, too, Jennifer.

  2. Oh I am so glad that your daughter's boyfriend is okay too! I can't imagine how scary that must have been!! Oh I laughed A LOT when I read the final box. SOOOO funny!!!! I am so excited about our writing group too! :) So glad you're back blogging! Woo Hoo!!!

  3. An online writing group, safety for daughter's boyfriend, and your daughter's 16th! Much to celebrate. Have a great week!

  4. Now I understand why you said it had been a tough week during our GHO. Wow! But I am also proud to be part of your celebration. I can't wait to see where this takes us...even if it is only to get our butts in our chairs! Happy writing! :)

  5. I'm glad that your daughter's boyfriend was safe, after all. Here's to the online writing group!


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