It has been one week since we have been home from the hospital! Woo hoo! Thank you so much for all of your prayers, thoughts and kind words the past two weeks. Ethan and I are blown away at the support system we have. We are truly grateful.
With the transition home, our normal routine has changed a little. With Ollie on two antibiotics and an immunosuppressant (Sirolimus), our schedule now revolves around medications. It’s something that Ethan and I have never wanted for Ollie but for now we are just taking it one day at a time. Hopefully at the end of this month Ollie will drop down to one antibiotic to go with his Sirolimus. And who knows, maybe in the future Ollie will be medication free!
But that doesn’t seem to be the only change happening around us. The boys and I took a wonderful adventure to the park today. We were greeted with a crisp wind, crunchy leaves and a radiant sun. It couldn’t have been a more perfect day! The boys scrambled up stairs and flew down slides. We played on the swings until my arms grew tired. As we trekked back home, our feet seemed a little heavier and our walk a little longer. But it was perfect. As I snuggled each into their beds for nap time, they smelled of fall. I creeped back out of their room as droopy eyes and lazy smiles stretched on their faces. Yup, I was a happy momma!
Even though we are fully embracing fall here in Michigan, the store has begun full on Christmas mode! Crazy right? The boys and I had date night at the store this week to transition fall to back booths and bring in Christmas. There is just something about seeing Christmas trees, lights and snowflakes that just give that warm and cozy feeling deep down inside. The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year. The family get togethers, hot chocolate and cheesy holiday movies are the best!
So as we transition from summer to fall to eventually winter, embrace the change. Every season will bring with it hardships and all too easily, we can fall into a dark place. But strive to see the happiness as you go about your journey. Ethan and I truly believe that God places hardships as well as joys into our lives for a very specific reason. So Thrive in our seasons of change!