I have also gotten to learn some valuable lessons. I have learned more about listening. Sometimes, my mind takes a little longer to process what people are saying so I have to concentrate on keeping my mouth shut. I am also trying to learn the balance of grace when I get overwhelmed. A hard skill, so any tips can be left in the comment section. I am now proficient in installing a toilet. My Daddy taught me good.
My Mom has been here during some of this time to help. I really wanted her to be here to help with the kids. I knew our attention would be needed and that there were going to be things that only Chris and I could answer. I didn't want my kids to feel neglected. Instead, Grandmama Jan came and spoiled them. It has been great. Mom has even kept up the laundry and dishes. I don't know how we could have done these weeks without her. Thanks Mom!
We now can catch our breath, relax a little and look to the next step. We'd love to hear from you! Love you all.