It has been a long time since I blogged, and so I decided that I should at least update what is going on in life.
My bro-in-law has now moved back east again - away from the "hicks" and Angie and the girls are heading back there within a couple of weeks. I can't believe the amount of stress that has been relieved off my parents with having him out of the house. It will be really really hard to see the girls go, because we know that unless something drastic happens, it will be a long long time before we get to see them again. I still can not believe that all this garbage has been going on since March. The only good thing is I have been "making" opportunities to spend with the girls, even if it is just for a few moments before they are wisked away so "Bad Aunt San" can't influence them in a "horrible" way. My heart broke when E told me that she was told that she has an Aunt Andie and doesn't need an Aunt Sandy. I was quick to remind her that no matter what anyone says, I will always need an E in my life. M is awesome in making sure that she gets her hugs whenever I get to see them. She doesn't care what anyone says, she is going to get her hugs. I worry a little about how my folks will do without the girls here, as they just add so much joy to their lives - but we can't control the stupid things people do.
The one thing that will help make this transition easier is the fact that one of my brothers has moved home, with his son. Steve is a single dad - and so Michael loves having "girls" around. He will really miss E and M - and we laugh at how they all fight like brothers and sisters. He gives great hugs, and so that helps with Aunt San's need for kids also.
I am amazed at how much peace, I have had this past month, about this whole situation. I have done absolutely everything that I know how to do, to make it right - and am still met with blatant silence from my sister. As much as I worry about her and the girls safety as they move 3,000 miles away again, God reminds me that He loves them more than I ever can, and I need to trust Him. I love my sister, but am really disappointed in the way she has conducted herself in this entire situation - but it is amazing how someone can be controlled by someone else, even from many miles away. I just had hoped that she would have wised up these past few weeks. I just keep praying though.
But I am excited as Vacation time is approaching fast, and I am so thankful to God for providing some awesome prices so we can have some fun. Rosie is coming to visit for 2 weeks, she hasn't been here for 3 years, so it is about time. We are going to be taking in a Mariners Game, going to Victoria - BC, and Going to the Grand Canyon. Our off days will be spent at a wonderful friends cabin in the mountain - sitting by the river, and watching the wildlife.
Okay, so that is my quick update and life. Have a great one - and big hugs to each and everyone of you.
Walking with the King, Sandy