My oh my.
It has been 22 days since my last blog post.
I find it so frustrating when I go this long without blogging. I find it to be such an outlet, and don’t realize how pent up I’m getting with thoughts and ideas and… blogs. Until I stop, sit down, and write again. I remember how good it feels to write.
Our whole family is in this massive adjustment period right now. Things are changing all around us, faster than we can keep up. We all feel a little off our center, helter-skelter, trying to come back into balance. Brock started back at work a few weeks ago, and he’s full time. I mean… FULL TIME. I am lucky if I see him before work, and he hasn’t been back before dark yet. He has had to adjust to not getting to see the kids during the week. We have had to adjust to no daddy.
A hundred times a day, “Where’d daddy go?”
“He went to work, buddy.”
“Oh, work.” (Pointing at himself,) “Me work?”
It’s sweet and heartbreaking and over and over. We’ve found ourselves more often at the park, or “pay-ground.” Trips to the Library (finally!) and playdates with friends. Going out is tought, but staying home is tougher.
As we look forward and prepare for the coming months, there are more adjustments in store. Ronan will be graduating out of the CDSA Speech program, and start receiving services through the school system. Ruby will be turning one… and walking any minute. I will be switching my work schedule from midnight shifts to day shifts. And we may – hopefully, breathlessly – be moving out soon. We have been so incredibly blessed to have this home, this family to stay with. So incredibly lucky to have such wonderful, loving parents (in-laws, as it were) that allow us so graciously to squat while we get things sorted out. But it’s stressful for everyone, and the return to normalcy will be a welcome change.
So much change. Change is good.