Now that the first semester is finished and I've passed all the papers,
it is time to take a deep breath and reflect on the last six months.
There is no way in the world, we would have got through this
with out the help of our family and friends.
One thing that happened back on February
before all the craziness began, is that Wendy and Aaron and Pheobe came to stay
with us for a week. But as it turned out, they stayed for nearly four months.
It was amazing. First of all amazing that we all still love each other,
and secondly amazing because we were able to support each other.
Wendy ably took over most of the mum duties
and ran the house like clockwork.
We ran out of toilet paper last week, and I thought how that never happened
when Wendy was in charge of the shopping.
It was such great timing, having them here,
I don't think that I could have managed without all the extra help
(it was a bit helpful for them having somewhere to live
so hopefully we didn't take too much advantage of them!!)
We also had great support from our neighbours,
who are able to help with kid pick up and drop off for school.
It's the little things that make a big difference.
Another thing that has helped is the love from my lovely on-line friends.
Sophie dropped off chocolate chip cookies on the night I handed in six pieces of work
and Dee sent me this beautiful doll in the week when the workload broke me.
And lastly I just want to thank all the lovely people who read this blog
and comment faithfully. I really want to especially acknowledge
These girls faithfully send me words of encouragement that warms my heart.
There are lots of others of you who I regularly meet on IG or Facebook
and I love you all too.
I'm so glad that I got through, and it's only because of all the support
and encouragement. I won't lie, it was the hardest thing to do
but it feels great to have succeeded.