I can honestly say that life is good right now. I’ve got everything transferred from my paper planner to one on my computer for the upcoming school year. I’m getting read to start writing my book again. Athena is doing great both in school and personally. We’re happy.
Alaska is a beautiful place to live. There are mountains surrounding you everything with the ocean in places they aren’t. It’s finally getting fully dark here by around 10pm at night compared the all day light basically of the June/July time period. I’m sure that we start to get less and less light as the days start to go by. But that okay. My husband and I are what we like to lovingly call ourselves as homebodies. Were happy that way.
In a way we became that way due to our daughter and her severe autism. It wasn’t easy to go to places like a restaurant when you have a little one that simply doesn’t understand you have to wait for thing and going to a movie was completely out of the question. But we were okay with that. We were all happy.
What’s nice is that Keith and I have been getting back to that happy place again. We will never be the same people we were before Mari died, and I think that is to be expected. Losing a child forever changes you. However, it’s your outlook on life that helps you to find happiness even in the worst of circumstances or tragedies.