So, here I am, just got home from a 12 hour day, eating chips and salsa, my comfort food. Oh how I love mexican junk food, it makes all of my worries go away…temporarily.
Today was crazy, insane and much like every other day of my life. I’ll start with the end and work my way toward this morning.
As you know, the day is ending with noms and I couldn’t be happier…well…yes I could but that will come later. Anyway, I just left Urban Laundry, my place of serenity. After a long day at the DOC, this place calms me down….I mean, duh, I play with clothes, it doesn’t really get any better. I am so thankful for this place and the wonderful people I work with including my amazing boss Jeni. She is what I needed Love ya girl!
Ok, I know, not so crazy yet right??? Just wait!
Before I could leave my job at DOC to start my fun job at Urban Laundry, I had to get a jump because “someone” left my lights on all day. Luckily I found help right away. Unluckily, I somehow managed to lock my keys in my car. Nice. My lovely co-worker called me a hot mess as he tried to jimmy my door open with numerous hangers. Thank the lord it finally worked!
My day at DOC…nothing out of the ordinary. Many little fires to put out. Transported a new prison release to a beautiful transitional living facility. Returned 5 gazillion phone calls and kept our community safe. “) Feel free to thank me with cookies.
Her we are now to the main reason for writing this post. This morning, after having a wonderful cup of coffee and arguing with Bailey over clothes…AGAIN, (The girl is only 10, how will I survive the teenage years?) I drove Mark to the VA and kissed him goodbye for 6-8 weeks. Many of you know that Mark suffers from PTSD and the two of us have really struggled over the past few months. Many of you also don’t understand this, us, our relationship. I can’t explain but I ask you to support me, us. This is a quote I am always reminded of when I am asked why I am still here.
Broken by battle…
Wounded by war…
My love is FOREVER–to you this I SWORE.
Quiet your silent screams…
Help heal your shattered soul…
Until once again, my love…
YOU ARE WHOLE!
Mark is a beautiful, talented and caring man. This program is giving him the chance at the wonderful life he has envisioned. If you have time, take a look at his blog to see the amazing work he has done. You won’t regret it. Please keep Mark and I in your thoughts and prayers. Send us your good juju!!