new normal

People have told us we will eventually reach a new normal. I think we are seeing that. It is incredibly refreshing and encouraging to see our life become what it has. I have been finding joy in the small things. This is something that I often struggle with. It has been so nice to enjoy a few minutes of cuddle time with Josh before falling asleep, or sitting on our back porch enjoying the warm weather watching Ephram explore our new yard, or watching Zoe help Noah read his homework. There have been many little things I have been so thankful for, and it's like I have new eyes.  So, it seems like we are coming into a new normal. We have someone coming 4 nights a week to help Josh get in bed. This has eased the load off of me and has allowed me to get some better sleep. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love my sleep! We continue to have help in the morning to help Josh get ready every morning. We are having a pretty predictable schedule of what happens during the week. I like feeling like we have a typical life of most parents of young children. We sit down for dinner most nights and read Bible stories to the kids. 

It has taken a lot for us to get to this point. Please continue to pray that we stay here. It's been a long, rough road but I see great hope ahead. I feel a sense of peace and satisfaction with where our life is. I pray this doesn't lead to complacency but with peace wherever God leads us next.
Posted on March 11, 2009 and filed under "new", "normal".