Whew! When will it end? Just kidding of course. I don't want it to end because then I wouldn't have a job and that would not be a good thing. All I can do is try to keep up with it all.
On the home front we have such an amazing Christmas planned this year. We will actually celebrate with the entire family the day after Christmas. Amy, Jeremy, Mia, Aubrella and Emmeline will be there all the way from Ohio! Beth, Abby and Leah will be there with Thomas (daddy) joining us when he gets off of work. Joe and Steph of course and guess who else will be there? RYAN!!!!!!!! He has been sober for 4 months now and is doing fantastic. That of course, was the only thing I wanted for Christmas. It looks like I will get it.
I can not tell you how proud I am of him. His dad invited him to live with him while he gets his feet back on the ground. He gladly accepted and they have been having a good time together. He has been able to spend quality time with his grandparents who love him so much. I still have not seen him. I did give him a cellphone for Christmas (Straightalk with a 30 day card) and we have talked and texted and had so much fun. When I see him Christmas day it will be the first time in many months. I can't wait. We all can't wait. He will stay at our house Christmas night and probably the entire weekend as Amy and her family will stay Sat night and then again Mon night with us.
I give all of the glory to God. He has answered so many prayers. Of course Ryan has a long long way to go, but he has a good start. He has a good attitude too. He told me he was sick and tired of being sick of tired. Of course I have been praying and waiting for those words to come out of his mouth for years.
Ryan is planning on joining the military next year. I think it will be the best thing for him. He thrives under structure. He is an ideal person for the military, always has been. He just has to get his head right and his addiction under control and all that goes with it. I say just, of course he has a lifetime of work ahead of him.
If you feel inclined, say a prayer for him as he continues to work through his addiction. He still has not attended a meeting and for that I am not a happy camper BUT, it is his addiction, not mine. All I can do is encourage him and pray pray pray. God can do anything. He loves his son Ryan so much and wants the best for him too.
I wanted to share this news with my friends here. I just can not tell you how happy I am. Life is so good and I am so blessed. I am so thankful for everything that the Lord has blessed me and my family with.
Thanks guys and gals for your blogs, your comments, concerns and just for making me know that I am not alone. I love you all for it.