So, wow. Say it with me: Wow!

Was it only a few days ago I posted how good things are even though on paper they look miserable? Well, guess what. I get a paycheck this week. A full paycheck. And you know what I’m going to do with it? I’m going to pay my mortgage! I’m so stinking excited.

My Personal Retreat

I’ve paid my mortgage every month, but this month is special. This month, it’s being paid from my paycheck: from money I earned at my new job.

It’s a great Thanksgiving!

You know what else is new? Take a guess. Okay, re-read the title of this post and then take a guess. Nothing? Re-read the title of this post and look at this picture and then take a guess.

Dot’s New Car

That’s right: Through some change in the cosmos and aligning of the planets, Dot has a new (used) car. Which means I have my car back. Which means whoever’s car I was borrowing has their car back. I don’t know who’s most excited in this scenario.

Yeah. Still trying to wrap our heads around it. There was no winning lottery ticket. No suddenly deceased Great Uncle. No winning lottery ticket. Just a lot of prayer and finagling and here we are.

If this can happen for us, then I know we’ll be okay. More than okay. We’re gonna be Good.

I’m filled with emotion as my little girl turns into a responsible adult. How wonderful to see her stand tall and make decisions. How frightful that she’s going out on her own. Is she ready? Am I ready?

I knew this day would come. I was hoping it’d be much later.

Much. Much. Later.

She’s my little girl. And she’s all grown up.

You know what my favorite part of the day is?

She still hugs me goodnight and greets me every morning.

“I Love You, Momma.”

I love you, too, Dot.

And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

"What's the Word?" Wednesday: November 21, 2012
I Didn't Mean to Say That Out Loud
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