Friday, May 25, 2007

fingers crossed

I applied for the supervisor position in my department today. I'll probably have an interview next week. God, I want this so bad.

My fear is the hours. I am very stuck in what hours I can work right now. The supervisors have to be flexible and able to work any of the shifts (which range from 6am to 8pm). Honestly, this is the only thing holding me back.

I know I'm qualified for the job and would be great at it. We'll see.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

She'll always be my baby

Two years ago today, my little family was completed by the arrival of Emily Lynne Austin. Weighing a whopping 6lbs 13oz, she was a joy that had and has brightened my life

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That little bitty thing up there has grown into a robust toddler. Emmie now tops the scales at 32lbs and that's thirty-two pounds of screaming, laughing little girl.

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Happy Birthday Cheeto! We love you.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The long and winding road

I've been talking with Scott twice a week. I am simply amazed at the changes he has made. I don't know if I've shared this with you, but he's serving what is called a diversionary program. Basically, a sentence before a sentence here in Idaho. It's a chance for first time offenders to redeem themselves. They really push personal counseling and spiritual growth. And I have got to tell you, I think it's working.

Our last conversation was basically Scott rehashing what we've already been through. But, the difference this time? He actually faced his part in our troubles. While I know I haven't been perfect, he's been far from and has never wanted to admit that. It was always someones fault, not his own. Now he realizes (I hope) that he was to blame for the mistakes he made. And he realizes that they were mistakes. To narrow it down here; he's healing.

I know the road to our healing of our marriage is going to be long. But, I can see now that the road we're on is leading to a good place. And for that I am grateful.