The last week or so I realized that things had changed around Casa d’ABM. Things were…routine. Things were relatively smooth.
Hope and I have always been a loving family, even if it didn’t always seem very loving as we grappled with our challenges.
It’s been hard for both of us.
But I realized that something was really, really different and that upon reflecting, things had been different for like a good month.
I realized that our day to day life was very much what I envisioned when I started this journey. I have this family that I adored. There was a healthy balance between goofing off and discipline.
Hope’s ability to demonstrate responsibility and initiative in some areas not only existed by really had dramatically improved.
She was affectionate.
We worked together.
We actually got back into the habit of eating together (Thank you Instant Pot).
We felt more attached.
Things just feel different; it’s difficult to explain.
But gosh, it’s so beautiful.
At a recent medical appointment, the doctor said to Hope, “You look…happy.”
She squinted and said, “Yeah, I guess so.”
She’d never said that before. Even if it’s temporary or fleeting…gosh that was a precious moment.
We are happy, and right now, right this moment, I’m living my dream.