My son loves numbers, big numbers especially. When he was asked in school to share a story about a time he got hurt, he referenced a time (obviously he couldn’t think of anything in particular) when he got hurt 365 days ago. He’s always asking how many days old he is (which is when I get out the handy calculator), hours, minutes, and even seconds. It’s fun to figure out these big numbers and even more exciting to count down the months, weeks, hours and minutes until he becomes a big brother.
Looking back at my archives, I realized that I missed my 3-year anniversary here. I’ve been blogging for just a little over three years and it’s hilarious – and overwhelming – to look back and see how much things have changed for us in these thousand and some days.
In the Fall of 2007 I became a Certified Parent Educator and was eager to help other single parents through the transition of a separation or divorce. My focus hasn’t changed and I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be holding regular classes, once again, in the coming months.
When I first started typing – and sharing here – I was newly single and scared as hell. I had a three year old boy who has now become a very wise, funny and sensitive young man. He’s growing up so quickly and it’s been a great journey so far, just the two of us.
Shortly though, there will be some major changes since he will no longer be an only child. He’s excited to be a new brother even though he has no idea what’s in store for us once we bring the baby home. Speaking of home, we don’t know where we’ll be living yet when that time comes and whether or not my husband will be able to finally be with us, permanently.
Our back-up plan is for him to take some unpaid time off to be with me while I recover and while we all bond with the new baby and try to get into a routine of some sort. It’s all very exciting, really. Overwhelming on most days but overall a very happy, positive change that we are looking forward to.
Who knows where we’ll be three years from now. I can’t even fathom what our life will be like in three months – with a new baby, a new home and a fresh start.