The semester is over at last.
A semester which began with the end of my marriage,
carried on through the sorting, the shifting out,
and the settling in. It ended with some new challenges.
Little Annie had four seizures this semester
and was finally diagnosed with epilepsy.
She began medication a few weeks ago.
Reuben waged war with his regular foes,
but they got the better of him
and we are working with his Psychiatrist to make changes for him
(he agreed I could write about this).
All in all, it feels like too many things to deal with
over too short a time.
Amazingly we have got through all of this pretty intact.
The house is tidy, the meals are all home made
and the laundry is up to date.
There have been lots of early nights in this house.
lots of cups of tea and stories read.
Lots of homemade puddings to cheer us all up.
The things that really matter,
like eating dinner together and listening to each other
these things have happened.
This is what success looks like in our home,
and I'm pretty sure I've passed all my papers too.
Here's to next semester and everything getting a little bit easier.