Tuesday, March 24, 2009
It's something we all want and something we want for the people that we love.
Last week my parents told me that they are getting divorced. My mom hasn't been financially happy for a long time, and we've all known it. I guess the important thing to know is that everyone is okay. It's sad, but it's okay. I don't see the point in putting blame or fault on anyone, it wouldn't change anything and really would only make it harder.
I've seen and spoken to both of my parents several times and they are doing well. For them, this has been coming for a while, it's just a shock for the rest of us. No one expects this to happen at the age of 29, this generally happens to peoples parents when their in high school. I guess the good thing about it happening now is that both my brother and I are completely independent of my parents. We're close to them because we always have been and we live in the same city but we're not dependent on them.
As long as I focus on what's going on right now, I'm totally fine. It's only when I start thinking about the future and family events that I get a little wonky and that's only because I don't know what's going to happen. But there's no point in worrying about that kind of thing yet. As Jonathan and I start our own family, we'll simply start our own traditions. It might be a little different than we originally though, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
The first thing that's coming up is Memorial Day Weekend. I've spent every one of those of my life at Lake Travis. But we were all looking to change that weekend anyways, it just wasn't working for us anymore. I don't know what this year will bring because of the job situation but we'll figure out some crazy adventure to have that weekend and start doing that.
I don't know what's going to come of all of this. I don't know how things are going be. But it's all okay. Everyone is going to be fine.