|Gloria and I in '90|
|Lori and I in '92|
|My wonderful college roomies|
When I first moved to Texas, I was so excited, I was about to live just a matter of feet away from about 80 other staff members and 300 students. Lupe and I arrived home from our honeymoon in Cancun 1 day before Lupe went back to work. In most situations, that would be no big deal (and I had no idea it was at first)- but this was very different. I thought I was ready for this insane schedule and soon found out how unready I was.
Lupe was walking into "summer camp mode" (or no life for 2 months mode)- which means: working 9 weeks straight (no days off) for 12-15 hours a day. I know, that doesn't sound possible- but after 6 summers- believe me, IT IS! I knew his schedule was long- but I was not prepared to wake up without him every morning and going to bed at 8:30 every night just so I could be with him (although he was asleep). Not only was this his schedule, but it was majority of all the staffs schedule.
|Angie and I|
|Debbie & Michelle, lifelong friends.|
|Sandi became my lifeline more than once|
|Not surprising that I only have pics of Sarah with my girls|
Since moving back to Florida, God quickly surrounded me with some wonderful friends who sometimes are my lifeline. I am so blessed to have so many friends- near and far, old and new- and through my loneliness have learned to value each one so much more.