she's 6 now.
her first tooth is loose. (why is this such a big thing for mama?)
she's bright and happy and smart and loving.
she loves animals and the outdoors. she loves art and reading.
she's excited about having a home. her own space. her toys back from storage.
her gifts were minimal this year. mostly due to money and space. but i like to think i got her a house for her birthday. i wouldn't have done it for myself. but she deserves it.
there are still some hurdles to get past, but it seems as though we will have a home come late October.
i should do a tour of our space now before we leave. our wee two rooms. my hot plate and mini fridge. our shared bedroom. the beautiful view. this space that has allowed us to discover ourselves and figure out what it is we want. this space that has given me the opportunity to work hard and save save save, knowing something bigger was in our future. this space where friends have cared for us, where we've learned we are never alone, and where a love blossomed. i will always be grateful for it. forever. it has made me stronger, wiser, and more capable.
yes, i think i will do a tour.
so many things: being 6, loose teeth, full weeks of school, cooler weather, working hard for a house, the ups and downs of good news and bad, and finally in the end...a place to call our own.