Thank you for all the great responses, e-mails and kind words. This blog has been ongoing therapy for us and I enjoy updating it and reviewing the “highlight reel.” Re-reading it has given me the energy to press on more times than I can remember. We have sacrificed so much to get to this point but have gained more than I ever imagined we could. In a world gone mad, we somehow found comfortable confidence knowing we have the final say on so much of our life now. Whatever the political/social climate is for the moment, it has trouble reaching inside our gates to rattle us. On occasion, I’ll “plug in” and get updated on whatever crazy current events might be happening but I’m finding it harder and harder to relate to and spend less and less time trying to understand it all.
This is my new favorite picture. After all these years, our life really is this peaceful.