Saturday, June 26, 2010

August 2011

Q: What do you do with the knowledge that in 13 months your husband will be leaving you?

A: I don't know.

Clint will be working and living 350 miles away from us. Leaving me and the kids all alone, all the time.

Even if I wanted to move, I can't. And I don't want to at all. But I can't. Due to extenuating circumstances, moving is not possible for me.

Unless we can pay it off, we'll probably lose our house. The house we designed and built. It's far from perfect, but it's our home. The kids and I could never afford to stay here alone. Not with having a second mortgage/rent in Texas. We'd have to move to a smaller house in a less expensive neighborhood.

I wonder how long I can stay married to someone who doesn't live with us?

I can go back to work. But I'm not sure what to do with the kids. Valerie will have to be in after school care. Veronica can stay in preschool full time. Most of what money I would make would pay for that though. So then what? And I would have so very little time with the kids. Who will be raising them? They would spend 10 hours a day under someone else's care.

How do single moms do it?

1 comment:

edie & ella said...

Well that is for sure a tough one. Could you not stay with Clint in whatever he will be living in ... apartment, rental??? Sounds like you will have two rents / mortgages either way.
It sounds great that you have over a year to plan something that will work out for you guys.
You will do fine with whatever you choose ... just remember everything happens for a reason and the way it is supposed to ... even though it is damn hard!!
Hang in there ... you are strong!!