After 8 weeks as a family of four, I think we are all settling in and finding our groove. I feel completely blessed that God has chosen Justin and I to raise our sweet children. Andrew has adjusted to Mary being around extremely well. Better than I could have ever prayed for. He absolutely loves his sister. Each time he sees her his eyes light up and a huge smile spreads across his face. He then has to kiss her, and hug her, and call her a “cutie pie” and of course a “funny pie”. Mary is growing more and more each day. She’s much more alert now and is starting to interact more each day. It’s crazy how fast they grow! I think Justin and Andrew would agree that we fall more in love with our new little sister each day.
Andrew is growing like a weed! He just turned 4 at the end of September, which is incredibly hard to believe. He is such a sweet little boy. God has given him such a caring heart and a sweet spirit. I am reminded of this each day in the little things that he says and does. He’s learned so much at school this year already. It feels like each day he comes home with something new that he’s learned. I am so thankful for PCC and all of the sweet ladies that have taken Andrew in.
My husband. God truly gave me a gift when he put Justin in my life. He is absolutely amazing. He has had to take on the role of Mom on the nights that I have to work, and let me just say, He is doing an awesome job! 3 nights each week he has 2 kids all to himself. I don’t even think I could do that! He does this so willingly, and never complains. And I mean never. I am very, very thankful for a loving husband who takes such an active role in raising our children. He makes the journey of parenthood so much fun. This December we will have been together 10 years. That is so hard to believe. Thank you, Justin, for being the Godly husband and Dad that you are! Andrew, Mary, and I are extremely lucky to call you ours.
I’ve been back at work for about 2 weeks now. I could complain about having to work, and how I wish I didn’t have to, but I can honestly say that I love my job. Yes it’s stressful, and yes, I’m exhausted most of the time, but God has put some pretty awesome people in my life as far as work is concerned. Each 12 hour shift I am reminded of this. I learn so much each time I head into the ER, and have quite a few laughs along the way. Who knew I would learn to love my job! If I have to be away from my husband and children for work, this is where I want to be.
So, life has gotten back into a steady routine. We are loving life and are looking forward to the things that God has in store for us!