We have arrived.
Better late than never.
Life is dare I say "normal" again. It's hardly typical for others but for us it's a new sweet normal.
Our world doesn't revolve around doctor appointments, tears, worry, stress, needles, pulse ox levels, colds, GERMS!!
I'm able to attend Aubrie & Everett's t-ball games without cringing when someone with unwashed hands heads our way.
I can put Ollie down in the grass at the park.
We can go to chuch, eat out at resteraunts. I can hand her over to someone that doesn't have antibacterial cleaner attached to their hip. When someone sneezes I don't think are they sick. She gets to be charming her, and let me tell you people dig Ollie Faith hard core!
I can breathe again. I feel like me. I'm no longer focused on the what ifs of Down Syndrome. In fact I don't use the word Down syndrome multiple times a day - and probably several days I don't use it at all!
We can relax & enjoy God's blessings! I'm busy but we're doing what is us. Family, friends, junk trips, decorating, blogging, just normal.
I am thrilled - I feel like me - a new better me. A me with fresh eyes for the beauty in life. A me that can slow down and appreciate the three blessings I have. An exceptional life that I'm not taking for granted. A life with big dreams & even bigger thankfulness for all that we have!
I hope you are happy I'm back to blog world. Now that I'm regularly blogging I have SO much to tell you - buckle your seatbelts - it's time for a wild ride with the Reids!
PS - you MUST check out the sweet chub rolls on Ollie's arms. We have worked HARD for girlfriend to gain weight - and clearly it is no longer an issue :)