Danielle Bean on Faith&Family each Thursday hosts a link up for all of us to celebrate our small successes that add up to one big success. This week this is very appropriate for me. Late last week a dear friend of my husbands passed away in Omaha, Nebraska. The family requested Tom be one of the pall bearers. This meant taking a major road trip in two days with kids plus major church events. We pulled it off!
1) After hearing the news and realizing late Sunday that we would be attending I turned on a dime and had us ready to leave Tuesday morning. I even found time to buy all the beverages and snacks we would need along the way to save money from buying them at gas stations.
2) We were able to attend both the rosary and funeral. My children went crazy at the funeral due to their schedule being completely thrown off but my husband didn't notice because I was able to give him the space he needed to grieve and to be there for him when he needed the comfort. We took the time to stop of a few of his old haunts in Omaha and gave him the opportunity to remember.
3) We made it back in a timely manner. We completely threw the girls sleep routine so they where grumpy and feeling bad for one day but all thing considered it could have been a whole lot worse. I overall was proud of how my girls handled everything.