Seems like 2020 has been the worst year for most of us so we tend to focus on all the crap that is going on in the world instead of focusing on all the good that has happened during this crazy time. Doug and I have found ourselves Empty nesters again. But this time around I feel more ready for it and I feel all my kids are in a better place in life too.
I am the most proud of my kids ( including my daughter in laws, but I can’t take credit for their awesomeness ) I think everyone knows that my boys are my pride and joy and my biggest accomplishment in life so not having them around and them not needing me as much of course is hard at times, but on the flip side I am so happy that they are independant, functioning members of society who are thriving, even during rough times.
Josh and Breecia built a super cute townhome in DayBreak, they closed on it in May. It was terrible timing because Breecia had been out of work for two months with the whole lock down! It was a stressful time for them but somehow they were able to swing it and were able to move into this gorgeous place. They have turned it a beautiful home, Breecia really has an eye for decorating, it is so nice inside I wish i had pictures of it.
Haden and Kaiti celebrated their 1st anniversary! I cant believe how quickly that went! They were able to buy their first home before they even hit their year mark! With the economy the way it is here in Utah, I wasn’t sure they would be able to swing it right now, you have to be quick, things get snatched up so fast it’s crazy! They knew exactly what they wanted and they were diligent and persistent and were able to find themself a home that is also a rental property. There is a seperate basement that they rent out to help them out with the mortgage. I am so proud of them for thinking outside of the box and for jumping in with both feet. They bought it in July and had to wait till September to move in, I was super impressed with them and their patience. They have only been in it a few weeks and it already looks like home. It is the cutest house, it reminds Doug and I of our first home, what a fun time. I am so happy for them.
Tyler after two years of living in our basement and working at the same job for 5 years decided it was time for some changes as well. He was feeling a bit in a rut at his work and finally decided to do something about it. I was so proud of him for making the choice to do it. I know how easy it is to just stay stuck in a situation because it’s just easy. He was able to get a better paying job with less responsibilities! He also signed a year lease at an apartment closer to school… even though all of his classes are now online, it is good for him to be out of the house and with kids his own age.
As easy as it is to think of all the crap that’s going on right now, I am trying to focus on these boys of mine and how proud I am of each and every one of them. They are all in different stages right now but they are all doing good, they are happy and healthy and they also take care of each other, which warms this mom’s heart. So am i a little sad we are empty nesters again?… Yes a little bit, but I am way more happy then sad, I am happy to see that they are growing up just as I hoped they would.
And just because they are all grown up and doing their own things, they still come and visit us and I cherish the time with them even more now than ever!