Sorry for going silent like that, guys. I just needed a little time to get my head around what we're going to do next. Thank you all so much for all the loves and encouragement. I think that's what kept me from falling apart after the family really told me what the finances were like over there. Anissa and I made the decision that we're cancelling Christmas presents this year. It's more important that we help Mom, Dad, and Boo out. We're also going to tell them that they're not getting presents for us, either. It sucks, of course, on all sides, but it's more important for them to get back on their feet. Besides, Christmas is more about love than gifts and they've bought me so many over the years. It's my turn to give back.
And I find that I'm actually okay with it. It's the not the end of the world. We can find a way to get them out of this hole. It can be done.
I think I'm going to find a way to make the usual cookies and all, though. I don't want us to miss out on everything.
But again, THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the loves. I really does mean everything in the world to me. I love you guys so very much and I'm grateful for each and every one of you. *hugs you all extra-tight*