The bumpy road called life

     Wow! So it has been quite awhile since I last posted on my blog :(.  I would be lying if I said a lot hasn't changed.  After last season, our world was shaken with an anti-doping test that would change our entire summer.  As you may or may not know, Chris was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2012.  At the end of the season he needed to take a drug test, standard protocol, but to our surprise he failed.  One of the medicines Chris was taking (for his disease) was apparently on the black list for substances that are not allowed in the league we are in.  Unfortunately, no one before Chris has played with MS (knowingly), so this is definitely a learning process for us.  My heart was crushed.  It was so incredibly hard to see my husband have something taken away from him that he loves and respects so much.  I never want to experience that feeling again.
    We went from planning to moving into a home in our hometown to not knowing when Chris would step on the court again.  To add to our drama, our little ball of sunshine, CJ, caught pneumonia and doctors told us he may or may not have asthma(we have to wait for a second "attack").  As a mother and wife, I felt completely powerless.  I had no idea what to do.  I barely wanted to leave my in-laws' basement!
     After a lot of praying, support from our parents, and just trying to stick together as a couple we got past our summer!
     With a few lessons learned and a clearance from FIBA to play, we are now in a beautiful new city, Turin, Italy and are currently preparing for the upcoming season.  We have a chic little apartment that is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and the arena where Chris will play.  CJ is also getting ready to go to an English school nearby as well.  All I can do is thank the man above and enjoy each moment without taking it for granted.  With that being said, I personally want and need a change for myself.
     Charlotte is about six months old now and I am sort of getting the hang of a family of four now.  I think now is the time.  Since all of our drama, I began to write.  It honestly became my sanity.  It is almost like an alternate world I created and can go to whenever.  As I move forward with my writing I will share a chapter or two and hope to get some great feedback (good or bad).  I am looking forward to this new chapter for our family.

     With that said, I am going to be posting once (maybe twice) a week with what we are up to and where we have been!  I have got a project on the side I will be doing and also taking care of my family.

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