Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rediscovering "normal"

Today was a day of complete and total normality. I don't think I even realized it until the end of the day that I had lived a normal day, doing normal things, and it felt wonderful. I took the kids (yep, all 6 of them) to the park. Sue came over because she "needed to hold Finn." Audrey and Matt came over and we all ate pizza. We went to a concert in the park after dinner and the kids ran around dancing and screaming while I sat on a blanket and nursed my baby. I laughed today. Really laughed. More than once. No outsider could have looked at us today and realized that we've been to hell and back over the last couple of weeks, or even that we are currently adjusting to the knowledge that we have a special needs child. Today we were just a normal family with a new baby, doing normal things. And I can't help but appreciate that.


T-rex said...

YAY NORMAL! And with any luck there will be more and more days like this and less and less days like the past few weeks have yielded. It sounded like a GREAT day too, not just normal. Good kids, good friends, good music... can't beat that!

BabyShrek said...

Been following your story (came over from

It sounds like you had a wonderful day. And VERY well deserved! Hopefully you will be enjoying moe days like this!

And We need a new pic of Finn!

Alycia said...

I love you Lisa. I love you the kids and reading your blogs. I miss my babies. Almost time for a date?


P.S. I would have commented earlier but I just figured out how to do it. Not very computer savy.

Anonymous said...

We had a great time Lisa! I adore the kids. Matt too!

Cindy said...

That is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO wonderful! I am very happy for all of you and especially you! :)

Nicole O'Dell said...

I'm so glad to hear about your "normal" day and your laughter. I'll bet it was music to the kids ears. I'm sure there will still be good days and hard days, but hopefully the good ones will begin to outnumber the difficult ones. :)