The girls are off to school! Grace is officially a freshman and ZJ is in seventh grade. Grace was so excited, she could hardly talk! ZJ was a bit apprehensive, but that's how she is. Getting ready for school with a four year old in your room makes for an interesting morning. This will take some adjustments. It's all good.
The carpet is being reinstalled this very moment. At 1, they'll be coming to clean and dry it all over again, then furniture and moving back in. In the meantime, we have a houseguest coming to visit for the weekend right in the middle of it all. She's aware of the mess and willing to help!
Our weekend guest is the mother of two of the children that Kelly has given birth to. Tracy lives in Oregon and we've never met in person, although we've been connected since our first phone call that lasted until the wee hours of morning after she discovered my blog. We plan on just gabbing and laughing all weekend long! We're also looking forward to getting together as a group of all of the moms who've adopted the eight children this weekend. It will be fun! The kids are very excited about "getting to know" their half siblings through Tracy. She's not bringing the children. We plan on meeting in the future. We are so looking forward to a fun weekend with little sleep and lots of talk... in the middle of a huge mess!
I have reassured myself over and over that I know Tracy is coming to see US not the house!" Doug said this morning, "Babe, I'm really proud of how you are handling this... company and a mess all at the same time. Good girl." He doesn't know how much that little positive reaffirmation meant to me! Hopefully, we'll be looking like we live here again before the end of the day! I'm counting on it!
And so. School has begun, we'll be getting back to the routines and schedules and life gets real... far too quickly for this mom! And once we are back in order, I'll start packing for a trip to Arizona! We have a baby coming in just six weeks or so! I'm gonna be a Grammie!!! HAPPINESS!!! Life is good!
Be stronger because of your hard times,
wiser because of your mistakes
and happier because of your sad experiences.