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How Have You Been?

How have you been?  So much is really happening in our world right now.  It is really unbelievable.

I cannot believe summer is already officially upon us.  It is going to be a really different summer for us as we continue to navigate our way through this unchartered time we all find ourselves in presently.  This time is much different than our ‘normal.’  This summer there will likely be no trips, trips to the pool, play dates, or regular outings and activities.  Despite this, there have been gifts during this time as well.  Time has taken on a whole new meaning.  We no longer rush around; and we have all had time together that ordinarily would have never happened, given the circumstances.  I have also been able to finish my project and proposal during this time, which has felt like an enormous feat.  A lot of growth has occurred, even on days where we feel so exhausted juggling everything.  We have had the opportunity to witness Alex’s growth — she is growing like a weed and changing daily.  (We have also had the opportunity to work on listening, with Alex!  She loves to do everything on her terms with Mama and Dada!)  She is turning into a little girl, and I cannot believe she is turning two so soon!  She is so strong in every sense of the word.  Her name suits her well, we have found!

We did, however, have our first dinner out recently, while trying to figure out how to be as normal as we can, while being safe.  We did a picnic in the parking lot at Victory’s favorite BBQ place!  Victory was in great need of a morale boost!  It definitely has been a change for her as well!  We packed up the car, along with Alex’s high chair, and chairs for us, and we all had a great time together!  We have done lots of ice cream trips with the girls as well, which Victory really loves!  We are making the best of things, even though we do miss the ordinary spring/summer days we had prior to this virus.  Each day really is a gift.  I will never forget this time; and we will continue to persevere.

“All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us that we are all more alike than we are unalike.” — Maya Angelou

 

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