Last fall, with the holiday season looming, I looked forward to a time when the last holiday memories would be from our ‘new life’. I hoped the holidays of 2015 would be easier.
For the kids at least this October and Halloween, were easier- even good!
It may have been harder for me- but as long as they are thriving I’m happy enough.
This month we enjoyed both old and new(er) pumpkin patch traditions, enjoyed fall festivals and a Halloween party, plus spent time with friends and family in both NC and VA.
I think that was a big part of October going so well- the mix of old and new. Feeling that we haven’t completely lost the old, and having a fun, jam-packed month with the new.
After one fall festival, Miriam said,
“Momma, when I think back to what we went through, I wonder how in the world we survived. It was so hard.
But just like you said it would; now this life, just the 7 of us, feels normal.”
Normal… that’s definitely good enough for now.
It has to be one of my favorite places to take the kids, ever, and it’s 9 miles down the road! (And I thought moving out here might mean very little nearby adventure!)
Adventured in a corn maze.