The past week has been nice as we haven't had a clinic visit. More often than not we are feeling more normal...I guess normal is relative. It has been a few weeks or more since our last hospital stay. We aren't sure how to feel. When do we put our guards down and take in that big sigh of relief? We know it's yet to come and some time away, however, we also feel much closer to where we hope to be. Of course, we will always need to be cautious...forever, but within the next several months we might just live a fairly normal life:
And at what point are we speaking too soon? Hmmm....well, you can never be excited too soon. :)
Tyler and I were talking the other day regarding this subject...we have so many feelings attached to our current situation. Some feelings are strong one way and others are mixed in the middle. We look forward to jumping into "normal" life with both feet, although deep inside we know we will miss this time more than any. The amount of time we have spent together truly is unique, and definitely has been most healing for everyone.
One might think after being with someone constantly, you would tire of them...the contrary is true. Surely when life pulls each of us in many different directions, it requires more effort to stay connected.
Natalie is incredibly anxious to return to school, however, when she does, she may miss home more than she anticipates.
|Mario and Luigi|
|A real live porcupine|
|Her hair is the perfect length for spiking|
|Alice's dream came true...she became a Care Bear, just so happened that our neighbor had a Care Bear costume.|
|Dad working hard to have Blair's Mario pumpkin finished by Halloween night|
|Trick or Treating in the neighborhood|
|Dad and the Ladybug handing out candy...if you look real close Tyler has Natalie's iPod on his lap. He was checking up on what is going to become of this presidential election between trick or treaters|
|Blair asked for a Mario pumpkin--it turned out great|
|Matthew carved his own pumpkin this year, Jack--he used a stencil--looks awesome Matthew|
|The after Halloween candy assessment--so fun to sort through|
|Evie was fascinated with the candles inside|
|One proud boy|
|Tyler's pumpkin...need I specify? Tyler asked that I explain this in one word--HELLO.|
|Lionel and Jack...buddies|
|The other day Tyler sent all the kids to clean their rooms. I later made inspections and this is what I found in Alice's room. Life in a boot!|