Hello Dahlings!

Master Blender Lisa has been Blending Her ONE with His FIVE for 18 years.  With THREE Ex Spouses, THREE Step Parents and SIX kids we have lived, loved, cried and survived major Blending. 

LITTLE HART'S ANNIVERSARY

In recent posts, I've been sharing Little Hart's journey from March 2010 that almost took her life. This situation unfolded a few weeks after I had started my blog.  I thought about sharing it at the time, but in order for me to survive I had to put all the emotions I was feeling somewhere else and deal with them at a later time.  The year anniversary seemed like a natural time to do so.

In dealing with those emotions, I also want to make a written record of some of the events during those nine days.  When Little Hart went into the hospital, her two families were on opposite sides of the fence and when she came out we were on the same side. With that transformation, the tension that had become a common thread in our relationship had melted away.  With the tension gone a door was opened that had previously been closed to Little Hart and Greta. 

I will be spending this week dedicating my posts to Little Hart's journey and returning to our normal crazy life next week.   Thanks for your indulgence as I share one of our most difficult challenges as a blended family.

THE SUN SETS AFTER A LONG DAY

THE LONG, DARK ROAD TO NOWHERE