Tonight was our first night on our own. I have to say that while this was a little intimidating, Matt and I were both really looking forward to it. We were ready to take back a little of the family privacy we've missed!
The evening didn't disappoint! With minimal effort, we brought Abby into the kitchen with us while we cooked and ate dinner. It was wonderful!! I didn't even want to get up from the table because I was just enjoying having our entire family there (with a few extra machines!)
Later on, Matt brought down The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, which Caleb and he have been reading together. (He LOVES it, by the way!) I held Abby in the rocking chair while Matt and Caleb sat next to us and we all listened to Matt read a chapter. Do you ever take mental snapshots of something you really don't want to forget? I took one of that moment. It was so simple...so nondescript...and so what we have been yearning for so long.
We finally felt like a family.
And it was great!