My husband has one son and he lives with us full time, I have my twin daughters who are graduating this year…. in two days. We have our kids living with us full time and my oldest son is living on his own. We try and have a Dad and son nite and Mom and kids nite once a week. I helps us to let them know, how important they are to us, and we use those words, you are very important and valued by us all and in this family, and we like to have special time with you. I keep telling David my husband… time flies, his son will be too busy for us soon, off at college or get a girlfriend and forget we exist, so we have to do this while we can, and he is ALL in. He is the best dad I have ever met, he is always up when he comes home even after 14 hour work days sometimes, and he is the one they all go to when they are down and need a hug. I am more of the daily get it done parent, driving, organizing, making sure homework is done, bills are paid, house is maintained, food we love is in the house, sandwich bags are available, wisdom is dished out, lessons are taught and making sure #1 – love is huge for them. Every kid in our family knows how much we both love them and that we think they are the greatest. I know for 100% they were the only reason I got out of bed when I was divorcing, they are my world and now I have one more son to make my world better and David gets three more kids. Its not perfect and super sunshiny here everyday, but I can weather these teenagers – especially on Mom/Kids only day. So I’m off to Applebees, HomeDepot for paint supplies for my daughter room (painting this weekend), and some Pokémon Go gaming to wrap it up.
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Second Marriage Bliss for the two of us, instead sulking after our divorces, we opened our hearts to new dreams and met online dating. We married in 2016 and merged our single parent families together to raise our 5 teenagers, and work our way thru our newly blended family and our dream of retiring early to travel the world. It has been a road filled with many bumps, but we are succeeding - with a lot of prays and compromise. David is a Robot Programmer, Laura is a Medical Physicist. We put our kids before ourselves for years, saved and ate at home and now after years of all this sacrifice and raising our kids - we are closing in on empty nesting, and we realized we have the opportunity to retire earlier than most and follow our dreams to travel the world. How are we going to do this? Well we have a lot of ideas, but lets see how it works out. Our original retirement date was January 1, 2021. We are reviewing the option of working another 3 years but prefer to keep the 2021 date, either way we will be retired by 55 years old - still trying to figure out how, but working toward our goal everyday, while enjoying each other and our blended family. Follow us to see what happens. All images on this blog are copyright (c) View all posts by David & Laura Speer