Monday, February 1, 2010

Just the Three of Us

My husband first told me that he's thinking about moving back to NJ to work for his father two days before Christmas last year when him and I went out for dinner just two of us. It's no secret that we've been through a lot since he first suffered from seizure episodes six years ago and have tough time finally as well..

We've moved around three states because of it and he's had tough time holding job. The day before Easter last year, he got really sick and was in the ICU for a longest time. Every time we thought he's doing better, he gets sick again. The uncertainty has always put a lot of stress and pressure on me and my husband because we have two daughters who totally rely on us. We are responsible for two most beautiful souls.

So, today, my husband JT packed his stuff and moved to NJ by himself to work for his father again. Ju Ju still has school to finish and right now, we call Florida our home. So, as much as it hurts, Daddy is doing what he's gotta do - to do what's best for our family.

After dropping off Daddy, Ju Ju was crying looking out the window at the bay saying that she misses her daddy. "Land Slide" by Dixie Chicks was playing in the background and she wouldn't stop crying while I was holding her tiny hand (BTW, I was also driving with my left hand. LOL) - on the other hand, Soapy was like, "Well, mommy, we can go and see him every weekend!"

We're not sure about many things, but JT will be commuting between FL and NJ. We're hopeful and we can't wait for Daddy to come home for Soapy's birthday in March. For now, I have to play both Mommy and Daddy for the girls..
Just the three of us, there will be lonely nights and missing Daddy like crazy, but I know we're going to okay!!!!

26 comments:

Gabrielle Krake said...

wow, that's a tough decision but you sound like you have peace. Thanks for sharing!

BakerGirl said...

Oh wow, that is a really hard decision! Stay strong, you will be an excellent mommy plus daddy stand-in. Do you all have web cams so the girls can talk to him?

What causes his seizures? (If you don't mind me asking...)

I hope everything works out well and turns out for the best!

Kelly said...

Stopping by from SITS...what a lovely blog you have. Sorry to hear you and your girls are missing your hubby...that's really tough. You sound like a tough lady...you'll get through...all the best!

Kelly

http://thepursuitofmommyness.com/

eri said...

i'm sure you'll be a great mommy & daddy for your girls while your husband away! your girls are lucky to have you :) take advantage of the extra girl time :)

The Rambler said...

Oh Maki...I'm so sorry this is what you guys have to do.

Hang in there. Your daughters are precious....their mommy is amazing.

HUGS.

Laura said...

What an incredible sacrifice for your beautiful girls.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

What a tough time, but you have such a positive attitude, and that will help so much.
Those pictures are gorgeous!

This Mama Works It! said...

Wow that mus be really hard. But what is amazing is how strong moms can be in situations like this. So even though it is really hard you now you will be strong because you have too for your adorable little girls. Moms are amazing people!

Found you through SITS! I am now a follower.

Herself said...

Stopping by from SITS! Hang in there, you can do it!

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Hi. Stopping by from SITS. Wow, I wish my hubby would move to another state. haha. Just joking. That is going to be hard for you. Your girls are adorable. I'm following you now.

Imperfect Stepford Wife said...

Oh hun I hope that things fall into place. I have suffered from seizures and seem to be lucky enough that every time I have an episode I come out in one piece.

I pray that Ju Ju will remember all the good times with her daddy until you are all together again.

Also thanks so much for being so supportive about the baby issue. *HUGS*.

Amy said...

God bless you and your family! Cherish them, and you'll make it through!
Have a happy day sitsa!

Carrin said...

Oh, Maki I am so sorry to hear about your hardship. it will not be easy but you guys are doing what is needed to be done for your family. It will all work out in the end.

Shelle said...

Aww that is a long distance to be apart. I wish you ease and strenght during this time apart!
Your pictures are beautiful!

I hope you have a great day! Stopping by from SITS!

Lillian Chang said...

Ohmygosh, your daughters are soooo beautiful!! These pictures of you three on the beach are so lovely!!

Just stumbled on your blog and LOVE it! :)

(And you can use this time for some girl bonding!! :)

Dionne said...

Oh, hun, I am sorry! It must be rough on all of you - but I am proud of JT for stepping up for your family.

Kaylen said...

What a hard decision!! It is hard to be both parents (i'm a single mom), but you'll get used to it, and routines will settle in and you'll adjust-though it might not seem like it at first. Stay strong. :)

I LOVE those pictures! What great shots.
Stopping by from SITS.

Elie's Papel said...

thanks for sharing with us both your difficult moments and the pictures of your lovely children

Bayjb said...

Oh my gosh. I'm so sorry you're going through this right now, especially on your own. I'm glad to hear he's doing what's best for your family, even if it doesn't feel great now. You're very strong and I know you and the girls are going to get through this. Sending you a big hug.

Jaeve + Things said...

Awww, how sweet!

Maki said...

Dear Ladies:

Thank you all so much for the warms comments - you have no idea how grateful I am!!! I feel like I'm not alone!! Thank you!!!!

xoxoxoxoxo

Jenn(ifer) said...

Stay strong; I'm here if you need anything. ANYthing at all.

Maki said...

Jenn: Thank you so much girlfriend! Love ya:) xo

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Keep positive and stay strong.
The photos of you and your girls are incredible...beautiful family!

Unknown Mami said...

You have a great attitude. I know this is difficult, but your outlook and strength will get you and your family through this.

Maki said...

Geezees Custom Canvas Art: Thank you SOOO much for your kind words. Thank you! xo

Unknown Mami: Thank you so much - it means a lot to me:) xo

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