...there has been one amazing thing happen.
Connor took his FIRST STEPS!!!!
We were at our friend's house, where we stayed for 4 or 5 days when our car broke down. We had gone there the night before the car broke down for dinner and stayed the night, and then with no car to get home, they offered us to stay there for another night or two while we got things figured out. So super sweet of them. :-) My sister in law took the kiddos overnight last Friday night into Saturday evening because my friend and I were working a yard sale with my mom. We were dealing with everything going on, but trying to stay positive and I had missed my babies terribly that overnight, more so than normal. I think it was just because with everything going on, I wanted them with me even more. They finally got dropped back off to us Saturday evening, and we were all sitting around and playing with them. Frank was in a chair next to me, Terry, my friend's husband, was on the couch, and my friend Jenn and I were on the floor.
Connor pulled himself up to stand against the couch, and was just standing there, his back against the couch, not holding on. I put my arms out just to see what he would do, and to EVERYONE'S HUGE SURPRISE, he WALKED! He took 4 or 5 steps and fell into my arms with a big warm hug. I MELTED and lost my marbles. I bawled like the biggest baby ever. We were all just shocked. It was completely unexpected, and happened at a time of such stress for us, that we all really needed something like that to keep going and to help us get through everything and to remind us of the things in life that really matter. ♥