5 years ago, as a family of 5, we were uninsurable. We had pre-existing conditions; lots and lots of preexisting conditions. Paul had a bad back with several discs that were out of place. I have fibromyalgia and a weight issue. And last, but certainly not least, we have a blind daughter who had a stroke at birth. The only way to have some insurance is to insure our boys. The rest of us had to be without. We were lucky to have some family members and friends who are doctors to give us a freebie or the occasional script. Other than that, we were on our own.
There is no reason to try to look older. Time will handle that for you. As people that have seen almost a half of a century, we know what it is like to look back as well as look forward. The ending events of your senior year are one of the first real times that you experience this. Of all of the festivities, prom is one that spans time. It is a celebration of the past, a singularity of your present self, and a memory that will shared over and over in your lifetime.
Several people have expressed their concern regarding buying glasses online. They assume that discount glasses or cheap eyeglasses are codes for poor quality. We have been purchasing our glasses online for several years now and have tried many on-line companies. We will admit that we have had trouble in the past when buying glasses online and have returned glasses to have them redone. Without equivocation, my prescription sunglasses from GlassesUSA.com are the best on-line glasses I have ever purchased.
We love our boys but they are pigs. The five second rule easily turns into the five minute rule if there is an engaging cartoon to distract them. Hell, we have seen them eat an old Fruit Loop from under the couch which means that there is a five month rule that we did not know about. We are not clean freaks in the least. We believe in mud and dirt. We know that some bacteria is good for the immune system but sometimes we just look at them and say, “Dude…gross!”
… and her absence feels like a chasm in my reality. I am committed to filling the void with her undying love and the love I have for her. In her death, she is still teaching me how to be a better person, woman and mother. These are some of the lessons I have learned in the last week since my Mother passed away.