Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Don't Hold Your Breath

Hey family and friends,

You might ask, "Where has Ashley been lately?  Why isn't she updating that blog of hers?"  I think I remember warning you all to not hold your breath for this blog, the third one I have started! haha.  Matt has been gone for three weeks and he returns tomorrow.  We can't wait to run up to him and give him hugs.  I think we need to throw a family party tomorrow in celebration of daddy returning home and for us.....WE MADE IT!!!!  We didn't have any hospital runs, no one got sick, nor did we kill each other, all a huge feat!  ;)  We have honestly been in survival mode for the past 4 or so months.  Trying to work and re-work on our schedule to find what will work out best for our family.  Last week, I started studying with my tutor three days a week, three hours each time.  I am feeling really good about that.  I really enjoyed that concentrated time on studying the language with her, and I feel that I am already making more progress.  YAY!!!!  One lesson that I have learned while Matt has been gone:  take it one day at a time, one step at a time.  I couldn't really count down the days because honestly there were too many and that was actually more overwhelming than helpful, so I just took it one day at a time and we have made it.  Tomorrow at 3:15 pm he will arrive in our city, Lord willing!  And we can't wait!!!!