Don't let the last month be a reflection of my affection for you. We've been internet-less and therefore writing out loud has not been a viable option. But, alas, we're back! Hip hip!
Now that that's out of the way... The meat and potatoes of what's been happening around here.
We're finally settled. Sweet Lord Almighty. It was beginning to feel like I'd never be able to say that. At this moment, I am typing away at our kitchen table with a pumpkin spice latte to my left and a box of kleenex to my right. (Dude's got a runny nose). We are unpacking room by room. I've been busting my butt and have 1.5 ish rooms left. I told Micah that I've felt so unsettled for so long that I wanted to get everything done quickly. I wanted things like sipping coffee, writing and wiping noses to feel like a blissful reminder of whatever normal is instead of just a fleeting thought. And that's exactly the moment I'm enjoying. Our new home is quirky but functional. Old but clean. Homey and inviting. Just the way I like life to be. And it feels so good. I don't know how long we'll be here, but I know it's longer than we've been anywhere else lately and that feels good, too.
Mr. Benjamin seems to have grown up overnight. He has six teeth now (finally) and looks less like a baby everyday. I was scrolling through old pictures on my phone this morning and wiped a tear looking at how much he's changed. He's the happiest kid I've ever seen and his dance moves have become quite advanced. (Check Facebook for vids). We met with Texas ECI and I'm so excited about our new PT! She's got a cape - I just know it.
Have I mentioned how great it feels to be settled? We never thought "settled" and "in the 'View" would be in the same sentence, but we're grateful to be somewhere. That's what happens when you're nowhere for a while. Somewhere is a beautiful thing.
Oh and internet came at a great time - October is Down Syndrome awareness month. Be aware and keep an eye out for some special blog posts here.
Photos taken via Instagram. Follow me @ambertwebb
Happy Weekend, dear friends. It's good to be back.