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Back on Fire and Thinking Positive

Friday, June 11, 2010

I definitely needed that day of rest and I felt so so much better the next day and was far more productive.

A lot of my stress was mental seeing as I have been feeling like a single mother since end of March. My husband has been relocated for work since than. We were planning that it would all be over by end of June but looks like it will not be over til the end of August with possible relocation again which means he will not be home monday to Friday. Than there have been weeks were he only comes home for a day because he has to put in time on Saturday.

I think mentally i have been processing this and the change is so much. I try to keep busy, keep my daughter busy and well I feel overwhelmed. I of course feel bad talking it out with my husband because he is so tired or it also and sick of not being home. I start journalising about it and of course i vent -- but it could be a lot worse so I try to look at the bright side.

I am worried that he may be relocated again and with Madison starting school in September we do not even have the option to go with him. If he goes relocated even further coming home on weekends maybe out of the question. So here I am :) So I should be grateful that he has the flexibility to come home weekends at the moment and just take advantage of the time we have together as a family. I should be grateful that I get to stay home with my daughter as many parents do not have that. I should be grateful that my husband even has a job as many families are struggling to make ends met and sometimes are faced with job losses.

I should be grateful. So positive thinking is on the agenda for today and everyday :)

Thanks to all of you for your support as I am grateful for that as well ;)
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    At least your husband has a job. Currently, that is a major feat. emoticon
    4021 days ago
    I've deal with a similar situation and my best advice is to let yourself feel the negative feelings for a set amount of time and then force yourself to shake it off. Meaning, when you really feel lonely, or angry about your situation then sit down and FEEL it.. journal it if you want.. then take a deep breath and make the conscious decision to counteract it with something positive.

    Work on yourself healthwise by exercising... work on a scrapbook or photo album to share with your husband of things he's missed during the week... include your child if they're old enough.

    Thinking positive is what you need to do most of the time.. but you also need to allow yourself to feel the negative ones at times so they don't bottle up inside.
    4022 days ago
    oh nancy i'm so sorry to hear about your struggles at the moment. hang in there girl, you are an amazing woman, mother and wife. it is so hard to have your man away from you during the week, especially when you are raising a child, i can't imagine how hard that is. i'm kind of going through the same thing (except no child) my long time boy got a job in another city in the fall and moved for it. its so hard. and because of my job, i can't keep my dog, so he's got our dog with him most of the time. you have such an amazing attitude about this whole situation, and while its tough, it would be a lot tougher if you weren't thinking positively.
    hang in there sweetie!!
    4023 days ago
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    Glad to hear it. I know when we get in a rut Miss Negativity sneaks right in. I hope you Have a Fantastic Weekend!
    4023 days ago
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