I know it’s been a bit of a theme here but lately I have had a LOT of support. Currently I’m unemployed but I am a full-time nursing student and that takes a lot of time and energy from a lot of people to accomplish everything that it involves.
First, Gabe is my biggest supporter. He always tells me I’m smart enough and that I will do well at anything I put my mind too. He makes sure I have time to study by keeping the kids distracted when I’m stressing over homework or an upcoming test (like this last week). He texts me and tells me how awesome I’m going to do on a test and when I don’t always do awesome he’s right there telling me how I will kick butt on the next one. This school stuff isn’t easy on our family but he’s behind me every step of the way.
Second, I have fabulous help with the kiddos. On days I have tests or need to be at school early my aunt Cheryl and my sister-in-law Rachel pick up Aiden from school for me. That is a stress reliever like I can’t even explain. When I don’t have to worry about fighting traffic and getting to school in time for my test, I am able to focus on just studying and being prepared.
Third, my classmates talk me down when I get ridiculously worked up and lift me up when I’m not sure if I’m ever going to get all of this. I know I’ve talked about them before but Whitney, Jenny, Jade, Jessica, Liz, Tina, Beth, Kat, Ashley, Andy, and Lauren (agh! I’m probably leaving someone out. Sorry!!) all laugh with me, cry with me, encourage me when I need it, or vent about everything that we’re going through when we just need to get it off our chests. They hug me when I have a break down and cheer me on when I have a triumph. These people have my back and I most definitely have theirs.
Last, but most definitely not least, are my kiddos. How much support can they offer you might ask? So much more than I can say. When I’m tired and stressed out and just plain done, a smile from them and an “I love you mommy” mean more than just about anything else in the world.
To say I am blessed by the support I have from all of these people would be an understatement. These people are my rocks.