It’s Been a Minute, and Here’s Why

It’s been just over a month since the last time I posted and I wish it was just a matter of being too caught up with raising a little man during a world wide pandemic that was keeping me away from my keyboard. We were chatting about having to make hard decisions during hard times. What I didn’t realize that those hard times were nothing compared to what the previous month had in store for us.

I’ve been preoccupied because unfortunately we lost Jonathan’s mother, Bozena. She passed away at the end of August. It was sudden, unexpected, and incredibly soul-crushing for our family.

Jonthan’s birthday a few years back with Bozena

2020 has been challenging to say the very least. You see, Jonathan lost his father in late January of this year and was unable to go to his funeral, as I was pretty darn pregnant at the time and the funeral was being held in the Czech Republic.

Zdenek Ruzek and Jonathan

Although we are incredibly grateful that 2020 has brought us our adorable little man, it’s been also a very hard year for us parents.

And so, not only did we lose Jonathan’s parents, shortly thereafter in mid September, I lost my Uncle Wayne. My uncle Wayne was a man who was always cracking jokes, was the life of the party and was always there for his family. He was the one who betrothed the nickname of PooTinkies for myself when he changed a rather dirty diaper of mine.

My Uncle Wayne and Aunty Roberta

We’ve lost some pretty important people in both Jonathan’s and myself’s life this year and I just would like for the tail end of 2020 to not be such a dumpster fire.

I know I have so much to be thankful, grateful, and happy about, but let me tell you, it’s been a tough one, friends.

What do you have to be thankful for in 2020?

What’s been bothersome/challenging for you in 2020?

Anything you’re looking particularly forward to in 2021?


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