This has not been fun and I certainly wouldn't wish this experience on anyone. That said, I believe things happen in our lives for a reason and shape us into the people we are. How we handle situations can be a great lesson in life. My kids are too young to remember this time but I hope when they hear the stories (and trust me, I will remind them) that they are proud that their parents rose to the occasion and did what needed to be done. This is also a great time to see who in your life is really in your corner. Some people let you down and aren't very supportive while others you never imagined will step up and help you out. There are some new people in my life that I will always be grateful for. I vow to always try to be the person that will rise to the occasion to help a friend out. Selflessness and gratitude make the world a better place.
|These two cuties are getting a baby brother!|