"You know it's true that you are blessed and lucky..."

Oh, the days!

They have been so full! Pete had a nice stretch of time off and it was wonderful! We were able to eat dinner together as a family, spend time with our Boy, and get lots done around our place (although not nearly enough of the latter, of course). He goes back to work tomorrow and I have to admit it's going to be a bummer to send him off.

Our time has been so busy and there are so many things I have to talk about. The first thing is that I need to finish the post about PJ's 2nd birthday and what a wonderful day it was! And since then, PJ's speech delay has become less of a worry although he's still way behind for his age. PJ has a lot of work to do, but he's learning new words and skills every single day and we are so, so proud of our sweet baby boy!

My dad had been out of work since shortly after PJ was born, but last week was offered a job! That was exciting enough, but even more exciting is that he won't have to live away from home during the week as he did with his last few positions. The job is close by so he can commute from home! Today was his first day and I know he feels wonderful about being back to work. He gets it from his mother, my Mom-Mom, who retired in her 80's! I should only have such drive and motivation!

I can't believe we are already nearly done with January. I feel as if I have accomplished so much this month and at the same time can't figure out how I let the month slide by without gaining some control over my goals. Still, it's done now, so all I can do is keep plugging away and hoping for the grace to get by! It's such an emotional time for us as we navigate all of PJ's therapies and hope to see improvements and in all of the overwhelming intensity of it all, it's easy for other things to slip. My friendships, my interests, my housekeeping skills (ahem)... it sometimes feels difficult to keep up.

Still, we keep our nose to the grindstone and our hearts in what's important and hope we break even in the end.

For now? It's bedtime!

Good night.


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