AL: Scary, stressful, lonely… But mostly crazy. It’s a roller coaster of emotions, but you learn to deal with it. Watching him leave is something I’ll never get used to, but seeing him coming home just gets sweeter every time. It’s a rough life, and sometimes not fun at all, but we manage. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger right?!
AL: They’re so FUN! I’m a fitness fanatic so getting my 7 year old to go running with me, is truly an awesome feeling. We all workout as a family, even my little 1 year old does squats and push-ups, it’s the cutest thing to see. Keeping up with them is a blast!
MV: What advice would you give a mother who thinks they don’t have enough to provide a home for their children?
AL: Honestly, I don’t believe in having enough. I’ve learned that the more you have, the more you want. The best way to end the cycle is to just be happy with what you have right now. It may sound tired and cliche but home really IS where you make it. Realistically, no one needs a mansion to be happy, specially not kids. They need love and affection, and if you can provide that, you’re already giving them a home.
Thanks for joining me this week. Stop by next week for insights on how one mother feels about living with her boyfriend’s family. Also, don’t forget to check out tomorrow’s post for a continuation of the #AllYouNeedisLoveProject.