My family is in such a good place now. I didn't want things to change...especially the way that the change happened. I didn't want to learn the things about people that I did...especially the way we learned them. But less than a month later, my heart is so full.
Frank is really a great guy. He loves me in spite of myself and handles all the things that I don't want to face. He has a 3.8 GPA and will take 4 classes next quarter so that he can graduate from GMC and take the summer off to be with me and the kids. I'm so proud of him. Believe it or not, he has much more patience than I do and is such a good father. He still misses his students an unbelievable amount, but the phone calls, cards, and visits that he has had with them and their parents has done him a world of good.
Jacob has really come out of his shell. He loves his youth group, and he has a youth pastor that is interested in him. There is no "in crowd" it's just kids who want to learn about Jesus. What a blessing! He's doing well in school, and is learning so much. I am excited about the opportunities that his new school holds for him. Anyone who thinks EBLA is for misfits or rejects (as I've heard recently) has no idea what they are talking about.
Paige is doing great too. She loves going to Mrs. Debbie for school, but doesn't like actual at our home school nearly as much. She is very social, so she needs to get out of the house. She and Mrs. Debbie are working very hard and Mrs. Debbie is the biggest blessing to us! Not only does she work with Paige, but she keeps us on track the rest of the week too. Paige is so lucky to have such a sweet, Godly woman who cares so much about her.
Me...I've been on my diet for over a month now, and I've stuck to it like glue. I am going to start the exercise and water components tomorrow. Hey, Rome wasn't built in a day! I am really at peace with the decisions we have made for our family. I love the church we are visiting. I am still a little hesitant about making new friends. I can't help but still feel hurt by the way that people I thought were friends have acted. When I hear the things they say I want to be ugly, but I know it wouldn't do any good. My eyes have really been opened by all that has happened, and someday, theirs will be too.
All in all, our family is in a really good place. Our home is at peace. When humans let you down, you really cling to the things that matter. Our relationships with God and with each other and with true friends are the only ones that matter anyway. Life is good.