As the years pass it's harder to summeraize all that has occurred in a year since it seems like it had barely begun. We tend to look at the old posts and reminisce of things past and record our greatests memories and achievements. Here's our belated post on 2015.
While Eli is unable to reply as to his biggest accomplishment, I think he would agree that it is preschool. It took several weeks with many tears for him to adjust and now it is something he looks forward to. After a busy morning of errands I can tell him that the afternoon is school and he smiles and claps his hands. The projects he brings home I will ask him about, "Did you color this?" and he gives a definate nod and points proudly to parts of his work. He is verbalizing more and has made some leaps and bounds with his newest SLP Ms. Colleen. We work on things daily and without much of a fight. It's hard for him, but he has a desire to communicate and is willing to put forth the practice. You can't say that of too many 3 yr olds!
Kent spent part of his year considering another job that might put us closer to his side of family. In the end we decided otherwise due to finacial obligations. That being said, he took a course on trusts and has begun to really put our finacial plans into place. There are the typical concerns of retirement, education for the kids, etc. but we have the added weight of unexpected medical costs as well as planning for a future for Eli. There's a sense of peace in knowing we are doing all we can for future. Aside from regular wrestling sessions with the munchkins, he still has a nice garden to add to our dinners and has made some good friends and now has regular guy's nights. Life is good!
We are so grateful for all the blessings of this last year. Life is truely busy, crazy, unexpected and wonderful all at once. We wouldn't have it any other way! Bring on 2016!