Sigh...Where does time go?
We've had even more changes around here and life is so much busier that I don't have time for my blogs the way I used to. I went back to work full time and am still trying to get a morning and afternoon routine together. My mornings are extremely rushed getting Daniel on the bus on time and Tic-Tac to daycare 3 days a week, then over the mountain to work, all by 8:45. Two days a week Troy now stays home with Tic-Tac since his back injury. Troy is no longer working pending back surgery. We have an appointment with the surgeon for a final consult before they schedule surgery December 10th. I'm nervous the surgery is going to make Christmas a mess so I've already started ordering gifts so that we (or just me) are not out trying to get everything done while Troy is in the hospital.
Troy is an enormous help around the house doing the things he is able to do and the role reversals are suiting us for the moment. Daniel is flourishing under his dad's care all the time, so much so that I've become second best and Daniel is always looking for his dad!! I don't mind, I think it's actually a pretty natural progression and Troy assures me he was the same way when he was a kid and my husband ADORES his mother, so I'm enjoying the bit of freedom that comes with this as far as Daniel goes. Don't worry, Daniel and I are getting plenty of one on one time together. We're reading before bed "Mickey See the USA" a VERY OLD book my dad read with me as a child. We just finished the Piratepedia and now Daniel and I know way more about pirates than we ever needed to know!!
Tic-Tac is also flourishing and coming into his own. We're thanking God everyday that Tic-Tac remains with us. We love him so. Things are not always easy, but we know they are worth it even if Tic-Tac goes home. He's gained weight, learned many new skills and knows he's constantly loved and cared for. We have some minor medical questions, and lots of developmental questions about him, but nothing we can't overcome or would prevent us from becoming permanent to him. Oh how I wish I could share his story and get advice from all the great friends I have since all of us have dealt with so many different situations with how our children came to us.
We could really use prayers for all of us right now. We've been juggling and making changes in the family with everything that has been going on. Mostly we need prayers for Troy's back. We were hoping for a much quicker surgery date but our hospital is way behind. We're also hoping that after surgery he finally gets some relief and can eventually go back to work.
Other than those things, we're plugging along like any normal family, enjoying our weekends, playing outside, going to birthday parties and otherwise keeping ourselves entertained!
Oh yeah - the infamous first tooth finally came out thanks to the adult tooth that was almost all the way in as you can see!!