It's almost like Justin and I are stuck in this super advanced parenting class where Leo is the teacher, and our life is the classroom. Before Leo we thought we had credit we could transfer in from our previous baby/kid class, but we have found out that our old credits aren't applicable. Now we are in the crash course like it or not, and failing isn't an option. So we try not to sweat bullets and handle each new assignment he gives us with optimism. On our good days anyway. On our bad days, at least we have the notes we kept from previous successes to console ourselves with. Sometimes it helps.
Leo Lessons so far:
1. Leo has taught me how to find the peace in the eye of the storm, and also how to hunker down and weather the waves when peace can't be found.
2. He has given me a new perspective on life; he has raised the bar on what I thought I couldn't handle. Now I see I can handle quite a lot. I thought I had problems before? Geesh!
3. Leo has changed my definition of the word 'hope.' It doesn't mean a happily ever after anymore, or a denial of reality, actually it's simpler then that. It just means Yes instead of No. Getting up and doing, instead of falling down and staying down. It means looking into the face of my nightmare and saying, Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me a sinner."
Here's another reminder for us, something to come back to when we are sad.....Leo's smile. Check it out on the video below. Also, just wanted to say again how much we appreciate everyone who takes the time to read our story and those who leave us comments. We love love love to read them! Please if you are reading, don't feel shy about introducing yourself to us, or telling us what you think. It makes our blog feel more grounded, like a evening chat by the fireplace, instead of just data scrolling through the world wide web...Thanks so much for everyone's love and prayers, you keep us going.