And things get a little closer to normal….again

A few weeks ago, I wasn’t sure that Chad would be able to return to work, as we had hoped. His memory was very fuzzy, his concentration poor, he was severely exhausted, and his focus was patchy. I was just unsure. Chad was determined to get back to work by the end of this month, and I was stressing because I knew he wasn’t ready — and he was going to go despite that fact.

Today, I am happy to report that Chad went back to work Monday — for the first time in FOUR MONTHS.
He is taking his time, and going in for a couple of hours each day. He’s even driving, which is huge.

Again, I must express my eternal gratitude for his coworkers that donated time to Chad. The extra time is enabling him to get back into the groove slowly, which is just what he needs. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

As for the rest of us, we are getting back on track slowly, too.

For the last two weeks, Carys has been attending an early-entry Kindergarten program for a few hours each morning. I drop her off at 8:30, and pick her up at 11:30. She has met some new friends and is once again excited about starting Kindergarten in the Fall.
I opted for to attend this early-entry program because she was so anxious about leaving us each day. She was excited, but would get weepy when we talked about going to big girl school. She gets very upset every time we go somewhere and Chad doesn’t go with us; trips to the beach, the pool, the grocery store, etc. Sure, she doesn’t like to be apart from me either, but she is old enough to know that something just wasn’t right around here. I needed to show her that she could go to school and we would still be here when she got back. Everything would be fine.
I think we’ve helped her with her anxiety as she’s been pretty excited to go to school for the last two weeks.
We’ve purchased all of her supplies for the school year, and I think it’s going to go well. At least, I hope so!

Cailyn is doing well. She’s been my little shadow, like usual.
We ran into the preschool director last week and she Cailyn chatted her up about the upcoming school year.
She is excited to hear who her teacher will be, and has been very excited to pick out things for school.
She attended VBS with Carys and two friends last week and she did much better than I anticipated. Granted, she wouldn’t stay in the 3-year-old class, but she fit right in with the 5-year-olds.
Chad and I attended the close of VBS – here is a snippet of the girls, Hannah & Faith – rockin’ out! They did so well, and I am so stinkin’ proud of CaiCai for being such a big girl without me every night. She learned the songs and the dance moves – I chuckled the whole time she was dancing.

And me?
Well, I’m doing really well. I’m glad to see that things are falling back into place.
I’m ecstatic that I have my husband back, for the most part.
I’m thrilled that we’re getting a little bit of a normal Summer – the girls needs it and so do I!
I’m finally back in the kitchen on a regular basis, since Chad’s appetite is back.
I’ve not really been very busy with work, except for the last few weeks – which is a huge blessing. It was nice to have some time “off”, but I’m looking forward to finding my work groove again, too.

Thank you for all of your support and prayers! We appreciate them greatly.
Keep checking in with us – we’ll have more to share on IT in the coming weeks.

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4 Responses to And things get a little closer to normal….again

  1. melissawilliams says:

    Love the video! Glad to hear Chad is feeling good enough to go back to work. Miss you guys !

  2. Linda says:

    OMG! That was just so precious! It actually made me tear up. Your girls are absolutely beautiful!


  3. carlabjones says:

    Cute clip! The girls had a “blast” at VBS this year! It was good to see Chad chasing the girls around the other day. Keep on keepin' on!

  4. chasekate says:

    that was the cutest thing EVER! They both did wonderful!

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