Ooooh boy, it's been a long time! And this won't be a fancy or eloquent post. I just want to catch up! Let me confess, aside from being busy, one thing holding me back has been my lack of technical skills. I've wanted to change the URL for my blog because I felt it no longer was a good representation of what I wanted to write about. It was "3 times blessed," and while yes, I still feel fortunate to have my family and know we ARE lucky, the word "blessed" has been over-used in social media to the point of nausea for me. And if we are being honest, I felt like maybe it misled people to think this was a religious blog. If you know me, you know I have faith but that sometimes I question that faith and that all of it is expressed in our family quietly at home. I am not and probably never will be a church-goer, and I am ok with that.
So today not only did I finally figure out how to change the URL, but I also realized it was the perfect opportunity to add in the new addition! I might blog about him a lot. No, I haven't had another baby. But we adopted a cat a little over a month ago. His name is Taffy. I frequently call him "Kit Cat," "El Gato" or just "Hey You." But surprisingly, I love him. I mean, really love him! I have had bunnies before but never a cat. I was a very reluctant cat owner, and now, like so many things we choose to take on, I can't imagine my life any other way anymore! The cat was mostly Joshua's idea. Thankfully, he got the affectionate personality he wanted. They've made fast friends.
I no longer keep up with Caring Bridge. I also don't talk much about Joshua's health stuff on Facebook anymore. Just know that while challenges remain, and are sometimes harder than they even were before, we are ok. My life is: medicine dosing, syringe washing, breathing treatments, therapy appointments, doctors, school drop offs and pick ups, baseball, soccer, swimming... And me, sometimes me. I love to get alone time or time to see friends outside the house. My sanity is kept by the escape of books or movies. No matter what though, I am first and foremost a mother. And just doing the best I can every day. (Just like you are). :)