So as usual I have a lot on my mind and have come to blog about it....nothing major to note, no drama in my life (always nice), just a lot processing right now.
You see...My dad is getting married today.
Yep, my dad, whom I have recently re-connected with and whom I have very few fond memories of is getting married today at 6pm. I'm very happy and excited for him and for Donna, my soon to be Step-mother. They have been together for almost 4 years, they just bought a house in Watauga about a month ago.
I. Adore. Her.
She puts up or rather HAS put up with a lot of Johns crap and yet she can handle him and she knows what she's marrying into with his past mistakes. Most importantly though, she has changed him.
He's a different human being since being with her. He's happy, he smiles, he laughs, he calls me weekly to check in on me and Avery, he's called my mom and is trying to patch things up between them after almost 5 years of not speaking to each other, he has a career, goals, plans in store all things the old John never did or had.
I went from seeing or talking to him maybe twice a year to now....once a week. whether it's a txt, a call or an invitation to have dinner. He wants to be in Avery's life, he loves Evan and constantly tells me how proud he is of me finding a man to be my husband since real men in my life were never around to set an example for me.(His words)
Besides getting Donna for my Step-mother, Avery gets a new grandmother as well as 2 new aunts and I get 2 new half sisters whom I really enjoy talking with. I have only met one of Donna's daughters, Chancy. The other one recently came back from New Zealand and lives in Amarillo now but will be here for the wedding and has already told Chancy she wants to have some one on one time with me. I'm very excited to meet her. They both are older than me (25,27) so it'll be great for Jackye to have more people to go to instead of me and Desi for advice.
Good things are happening and I finally feel like I have a family. Like the pieces are slowly getting back together... I'll post pictures soon. Evan is a groomsmen along with my baby brother Josh, Jonathon will be there too but declined the offer to be Johns best man, he needs more time and I understand that.
Patience is a virtue.
Alright! Well, I am going to post some 4Th of July/summer pictures up of Avery then go read some more off my reading list. I hope everyone is doing well and having a great Summer.
Check out her new floatie, she LOVES the pool now.
She loves the splash pool on her floatie more than being in the big pool
Happy 4th of July!
she watched the fireworks but didn't really care for them..
Avery and her God-Parents Kate & Nick