Last year was a year of loss. Between Grant's best friend passing away unexpectedly, all middle management (including Grant) being laid off at his company, TWO car accidents, and the death of Grant's father, it was draining!
This year is a year of change! Good change!
Today, Grant started at a new company. We are so grateful for this new job! I just heard from him, and his first day went great!
This new job brings many changes to our routine. Grant's previous company was just minutes from our house. His new company is south of Pittsburgh, so he has a 45 minute commute in the morning and evening. Add that to his 9 hour workday, and he is gone for almost 11 hours! I have to admit, I was spoiled when he worked so close. He was home by 4:30 most days!
We really had to switch up our evening routine tonight so we could all eat together. Family dinners are non-negotiable (except in rare instances) for us, so we do what we have to do to make it work! Now the kids get baths and put on pajamas before dinner so they can still get to bed by 7:30! And, unfortunately...Lexie fell asleep at 6:00, before Grant arrived home.
It's going to be hard for the kids to get used to seeing their dad for only about an hour a day. Lily was missing him today. She's such a daddy's girl and they really bonded over the past year. It's a long day for all of us, but we'll make it work!
This new job is the first of several big things for our family this year. We are looking forward to a great year!!!