Last year at this time Chris had only been working for CPT for about 7 months. It was well into summer and me and the boys didn't really go any where or do much of anything. It just felt too weird going and doing things without Chris.
That summer passed us by and by late fall we were all about to go out of minds with cabin fever. I don't think we realized exactly how little Chris was going to be here. We just kept waiting for that time when he would have more home time.
It was at that point that I decided this summer would be different. I was determined not to keep putting our lives on hold just because Chris wasn't here. Of course we all wish he was here, but he can't be, so life must go on. We can't sit and go stir crazy in the meantime.
So...Today the kids and I have a motel room reserved in the next town over. I am taking my boys and my niece, Vivian. The motel has a pool and the kids can swim all day if they want.
It's also right across the street from the fireworks show the town is doing tonight.
We'll have a great "front row" view of the fireworks without having to fight the crowds. No fighting traffic to get back out on the main road either. It'll be real nice to watch the fireworks and simply go back in the motel room for the night.
9 hours ago