Its been a long while since I've shared here, but life has been kind of crazy lately. As many of you know on September 1 our beautiful little grandson Aiden was born. Months before when we learned of my daughters pregnancy we all talked about and considered the options. There was only one of course and that was for Jess to keep the baby.
Over the months leading up to his birth we mostly just went through the motions without really considering how our lives would be changed. Occasionally we would say - things are really going to change once the baby arrives, but I don't think I was really prepared for what life was about to throw at me.
Once Aiden arrived we were all filled with joy and the anticipation of his arrival home. The day he and Jess came home I was leaving for a business trip, so it would be another few days until reality actually hit me. Once back in PA I was overjoyed by my new grandson, but unprepared for the lack of sleep, the hours of crying and the in ability to really get any work at all done in my home office.
You see I'm a bit of an entrepreneur. I work for a company as a publication manager for two monthly motorcycle publications. In addition I own a Promotional Products business and I sell Real Estate in Southern Lancaster County. Now throw in husband, father and pap to a newborn and guess what you get - yes that's right, crazy....... and really that doesn't even come close to a proper description.
Fast forward two and a half months till today, yes I finally got a free moment to write in my blog. I really shouldn't be because I have a deadline tomorrow and I'm not quite there, but I've come to the realization that it will all get done. We have learned a lot, or should I say have remembered a lot about raising a new baby. I have to give props to Jess - she is the best 17 year old single mom I know. And thanks to my darling Debby, she is still the rock that holds it all together. Without her we would all be in trouble.
So life is good - the baby is starting to settle in, my son is home safely from the military and the rest of us have all learned how to function on a few hours sleep a night. The biggest thanks goes out to God for giving us all the strength, energy, will and desire to move forward each and every day.
Hey, maybe with a little luck I'll even find time to do this more. Thanks for reading and we'll see you the next time around.