Yesterday the mailman delivered a surprise. A 1st birthday card for Eliot from Toys-R-Us. Wow. Either they need to hire someone a little more on top of things or there's been some mistake.
Then it dawned on me. When we registered there last summer they required an "arrival date". Going on what we'd been told, we confidently wrote October 2006. Here it is, October 2007, and I've been marveling at the fact that we've been home for 3 whole months already.
So, yes, I'm still processing, still adjusting. Even grieving a little on the 'anniversary' of letting go of those dreams of having him home at so young an age. Yes, we're insanely blessed and there's not a day that's gone by in 3 months that we're not thankful beyond words. I guess I'm learning that there's still more to work through, even being home this length of time.
Overall, I'm grateful. Eliot's home. That statement holds a lot of weight for me, still makes me teary. So, thanks to Geoffrey for the unexpected reminder of how blessed I am.
And I'll leave you with 'choice A' for our family Christmas Card...