It's taken a lot of prayer and thought before I write this out for all to see.
I've really wanted to keep the garbage of my life out of the lime light...but because of my current situation and circumstances, I feel an explanation is due...especially since I won't be able to post updates on my blogs for a while.
This year has been a rough one with caring for my ex mother in law in my home until she passed away, to my brother getting bladder cancer, to now this...
Back in January I had a job in AZ, which I needed to quit to care for my terminally ill mom in law. Because I quit my job rather abruptly, I knew I would not have a job to go back to. My former husband agreed that when I was no longer needed to care for his mother, that I would be allowed to relocate with our children to Montana, as I had a job and home there to go to. Our house went into foreclosure in January, but he kept stalling that until after his mom passed away. Once she passed away, he stopped stalling it, and the house went up for auction the end of April. He continued to promise me that he would sign the papers allowing me to relocate, but at this point I was leery. Once I was given a date to be out of the house, I was left with making a leap of faith...since I was trying to juggle funeral and grieving and packing up my house...there was little time to search for a job in AZ. With a foreclosure and bad credit, left me not very many stable options for a place to go in AZ...so Todd came down and my ex gave him is word he would handle the papers for the relocation with me and the kids...and we moved.
About a month after we moved and got all settled, My ex husband informed me he was not going to allow me to relocate. Now not having the finances to move back and again no job or place to live, I had to figure out what to do.
My boss here offered me a job of a lifetime with Montana River Properties that was a permanent position, so I went forward with getting my relocation filed in court...and went down to AZ to get my kids for my parenting time. I went ahead and enrolled them in school here in the meantime.
Well...we had to go to court over this, and though I had a lot of support and prayers...the Judge could only see that I broke the law with not giving a 60 day written notice of intent to relocate to my former husband...we lost. She did not take into consideration all the promises he made or the fact that he literally changed his mind after I made the move...non of it mattered.
I had to let my kids know this yesterday after I picked them up from school and they both have been crying since. They love it here in Montana...we all do...but it doesn't matter. We have until October 13th to be back in AZ...again, no job and no home for me for my kids...so I am going to be very busy with this very HUGE priority and figuring things out. My biggest prayers have been for God to answer my son's prayer in all this...he needed his prayers answered for us to be able to stay here in Montana. He's been so hurt at his prayers not ever being answered through this all.
Rather then just leave you all high and dry and disappear, I thought I would let you all know that even though there is a lot of great things in my life and my passions for Photography and Scrapbooking still remain strong...they just have to be put on the back burner of my life for a time.
On a brighter note...my Bonus/Step son (Mike) just got signed onto the San Antonio Diablo's to be their goalie! I am so excited for him! He is a great kid...and I know HUGE things are going to happen for him...and I love being a part of it all! Thank you Mike...I LOVE YOU! xx Mom Kim
Please continue your prayers and positive thoughts for my brother Foster too. Though he made it through the hurdle of his bladder replacement surgery, and cancer removal...he is still on a very hard road of another round of Che-mo...and losing weight like crazy...and my heart hurts for him in his battle right now.
Like Rocky says in his last movie...It's not how hard you get hit...but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.
I'm not sure what my near future holds...but I promise to give an update when I can...and hopefully it will be happier than this sorry one.
Thank you for your love, support and friendship...and prayers