My husband's still in California, hopefully making a few more dollars while helping out on his sister's kitchen remodel so that we will be able to make at least one past due car payment - for March. In the meantime, the kids and I are home. (I'm very uncomfortable with the fact that we are occupying the house without having made a mortgage payment for the last several months... VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. I hate it.) One thing I have been able to breathe easier about is that the kids have only a few weeks of school left. Financially, we are finally in the position to handle keeping utilities on for the next month, as well as purchase whatever grocery items not provided from church pantry - Huge relief to have such a blessing; hopeful that our need be brief, however, I am very grateful for all the ways God provides for us at the moment. There have been so many tiny things, which added up, keep me somewhat hopeful.
It's 11:50 pm as I sit here in bed writing. The kids and dogs have been asleep for awhile, recouping from a hard week of school and studying (and being doggies). I am excited about putting together small Easter day packages for them tomorrow... even if they are 18, 16, and 14, they still enjoy chocolate bunnies, and candy eggs. They have not outgrown dying of hard-cooked eggs either, so that will be fun tomorrow as well. I love my darling children so much, keeping this holiday tradition - including preparation of special meal together - brings us much joy. We will miss having Rick home with us; this is the forth year without him home on Easter Sunday, and I don't like it one bit. Favorite family times have always been at holidays and vacations. I'm just not sure if the good times are now only past memories. There is still so much to be unsure of for this family.