We bought a house in rural Michigan sight-unseen off the internet. My husband quit his job in California and we moved our kids across the country. Dogs. Goats. Chickens. Homeschooling. Crazy. I like my sacraments Catholic and my beer cold.
As you probably know by now, when I'm presented with a challenging circumstance, when the road gets a little bumpy and the things aren't going the way I wish they would, I clam up. I need time to process the valleys of life. The peaks...well, I shout those out eagerly! Like yesterday, for example, with my celebration of the awesomeness of total strangers. Today, on the other hand, is different. Today I'm ready to share something with you that was, or perhaps should have been, more difficult to celebrate.
On the Friday before Mother's Day, my husband was laid off.