The last few days have been pretty challenging.

First of all my oldest daughter Jordan has been at a friend’s house in Florida for 2 weeks. I miss her deeply. This is the first time I have let any of my children leave for that long.

I never realized how much I depend on her. Not only for help around the house or babysitting her brother and sisters but I depend on her smile, her craziness, her strong spirit and her late night talks.

My husband went and picked her up this weekend. It is so good to have her back in my home, my life and my arms.

Speaking of husband leaving. Mine has been in and out all month. He has been gone a lot for work and so I have been left alone to deal with the kids, home and my business alone. Tell you the truth that part is not so bad but it is hard when you get sick and need the support of your spouse to hold you together.

I still got out of bed each day, I still took my kids to their appointments and activities, I still did my daily plan for work……this is what not giving up looks like.

I refuse to let anything get in my way of my dreams and goals. Mental or physical obstacles, I will take them as they come one by one and overcome each one. I w ill not go down and will kick and scream till my last breath.