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My husband and I dreamed for a long time of having a child. Then one day, long after we had given up hope, we learned that surprise, surprise, one was on the way! Thus beginning our lives as parents, at forty.

We had a long journey to get there, and our path wasn’t always easy – but always, always worth it. Never a question or doubt about that! Our son is the sweetest, most adorable, affectionate, tough, stubborn, determined, and comedic kid – I call him my sunshine, since he brings the light and joy.

Sunshine Boy also has cerebral palsy. He works so hard, and everyday he amazes us, even if it’s just with the sweetness of his smile. We always joke between us, about how we had all kinds of time before. We went out to new restaurants and cool bars, we had hobbies, a cleaner home, but really, this is still life. Just with cracker crumbs. And slowly we are making the adjustments and finding the balance. We are loving every minute of it, and love remaking our lives with our adored boyo.

A little more about us and who we are: We are nature lovers, we love being outdoors and hiking and looking at all the beauty that this earth contains. We are trying to downsize our lives too, to live more simply, to buy things that last and eat real food from small local farmers. (and of course Goldfish crackers) We live seasonally and are always up for adventure. We love books and reading, and can be found at the library at least once a week! And I’m Enneagram Type 5w4…