Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Another month has gone by

I'm so tired of the long-distance commuting. I thought that an hour each way was difficult... now I live 200 miles from my job and it just sucks. But, I keep doing it because right now I have no choice. I know, however, that this will eventually end. Eventually...

On a very, very positive note, my ex made the unexpected decision to allow Little Man to move to the beach and live with us! He asked for a more liberal visitation schedule than my attorney had originally offered him and I'm fine with that. I admit that I'm much more understanding about it now... I've been without my boys, for the most part, for over 2 months now and it's much, much harder than I had imagined it would be. It looks like we will not have to go back to court after all. I don't know what prompted this sudden change of direction for him, and neither do I really care. I think that we are all relieved. Especially after First Born told me how "pathetic" it is that his father and I were unable to just sit down together and work this out without resorting to a legal suit. Perhaps he also bitched his father out? I don't suppose I'll ever know, but I'm grateful just the same.

Middle Child told me, yesterday, that he should be a shoe-in for a position of leadership in JROTC next year. He has really matured over the last few months, and I'm so proud of him. It's unbelievable to think that, just 15 short months from now, he'll be a cadet at either Annapolis or VMI! Of course, First Born graduates from college in December!! Can they really be that old?? Can I really be that old?!?