Did I mention time is flying? whew!
Well, here's the not-so-great update... I filed for divorce and had papers served to E on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, and the papers were filed based on 2 counts of fault on his part, one is a recurring and one on multiple counts just discovered. There.... vague enough? However, in spite of all that, we are getting along better than ever these days, as my anger is gone, my stress and worry over several things is gone, and he is making a huge attempt to rid himself of some unseemly habits now. It's amazing the changes one can make when one is faced with losing something precious, and he saw the potential loss of his daughters as the catalyst needed to make some life-changing decisions. So we get along famously now, for our girls. We had to explain to Maya tonight that daddy will not be coming back home to stay, even though he's visited quite often now. We'll do ANYTHING for our girls. And I'm so very glad to see his girls are more important to him than anything else in his life.
Now, on to the better stuff! Maya and Maria continue to grow like weeds! I can't seem to keep clothes that will fit them more than an hour or two. And Maria, oh my word! That girl is not only growing, but she hates clothes!! When they get home from school (or anywhere else for that matter), the first things to come off are her socks and shoes, often just inside the doorway. Next comes the pants, and then before you know it, the top is gone, too, and she's running around in just her underwear. But she is very hot-natured, and she does not like clothes. That's Maria. Maya is our whirlwind. A beautiful whirlwind, but I wouldn't be surprised if the next tropical storm is named after her. As I watch these blessings grow, I love to watch their love for each other. When they're not having sisterly fights, that is. Maya is very much the leader, and loves to give orders (gee, wonder where she got THAT from?!?!) And she's something of a control freak. Did I say Sophia? I meant Maya .. oh yes, I did say Maya... ahem. Maria is much calmer, but has certainly come into her own personality, which is pretty much a complete opposite of Maya. Maria is ... studious, I think would be a good word for her. She can sit and occupy herself with puzzles or coloring or playdough for hours. Maya can occupy herself for ... oh, minutes on end, before moving on to something else.
I would love to upload pictures, but my computer is in the shop and all I have is the work laptop right now. Maya is this week's Totally Terrific Me in her 5K class, and she is LOVING it! She gets to take her favorite snacks and also an item to show the class. Today she took pictures of her beloved cat, Marlowe. Tomorrow she wants to take pictures of her little sister, Maria. I love it!
I've said this before, but hopefully I can get back on track with blogging about my precious girls. They say such cute things, and I don't want to forget a thing about their growing up years. Maya, for instance, said on Halloween this year, "we haven't done trick-or-treat in a LONG time!" And Maria, when I get impatient at her slow pace and my voice rises a decibel or two, will calmly tell me to "be patient!" They make me laugh. They make my heart smile. And they are the lights of my life.