I made my first coffee chat video for Her View from Home this week! I wanted to share on here as well! I had this whole conversation in my head planned, but it ended up being WAY too long! The funny thing was by the third try I was so flustered my clumsiness took full effect and I spilled coffee down my crotch. Needless to say my final take of my first coffee chat, aka coffee-soaked-lap-chat was cut short. 🙂 I have to say Leslie Means and all of the writers from Her View From Home are special people, with their own unique views of life, and their stories are all worth reading. I’m really enjoying the new video chats she started, and plan to start doing more of it on my sites as well. You are a genius, Leslie!
What I originally wanted to talk about was the emotionally charged weekend I experienced. It began with meeting new wonderful friends from Sudan. They both came into our country with nothing, their families left behind in Africa, and they spoke no English. One of them is writing a book about his story. I am honored to say he is allowing me to help him edit his amazing book, and I feel blessed!
I also found out this weekend another friend has the same thing that killed my father, and needs an organ. Yesterday when my mom, my girls and I were on our way to a movie, we were almost hit at an intersection by another car going at least 50-60 mph. They ran a red light. My mom waited before pressing the gas pedal when the light turned green and looked one more time. We were one second away from getting hit! All of us felt we were beyond lucky. It was a heavy, emotional weekend. My Mother’s Day was really nice, spent with my girls, my mom, and part of the day with my husband. I’m blessed beyond words.
I truly believe there is more left for me to do in this life, and I’m on the right path. Have a great week!
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Trish Eklund is taking a nontraditional approach to parenting children after divorce and remarriage. Raising her two daughters of twelve and fifteen with her husband, ex-husband, and his wife, they consult one another on all parenting decisions. Trish is the owner and founder of Family Fusion Community, and Abandoned, Forgotten, & Decayed. Trish has been featured on www.playground-magazine.com, www.bigblendedfamily.com, and, www.herviewfromhome.com. Follow her on Twitter: @trishiewriter, Google +, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn.