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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.

Wyatt 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.

I have spent the last year homeschooling Wyatt, and while the year has been tough for many reasons, homeschooling has been a highlight and a saving grace for me. We have explored so many topics and genres, from authors and art to science and animals and plants and places. It has been an adventure all from the confines of our small home. Until there is a vaccine for children, this will continue to be our life – and honestly, he is learning very well at home. The one on one attention, the tailoring of lessons to Wyatt’s strengths, all have made him thrive in many ways. I see us continuing our homeschool journey for many more years to come.

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, although curbside for now.