Friday, July 26, 2013

calling for backup

You may or may not know what it's like to be the only person (couple) in a 50-mile radius that you really trust to care for your young child. Sure, there are some less-than-involved grandparents in the area, but they were unreliable. Sad but true. Yeah, I have friends, but they're all either hundreds of miles away, or it's my one friend with a child who is super busy every day of her life.

Things have gotten so much easier lately. It's been a long time since I really felt like I had real backup... probably since before Nick's mom got sick.

So not only did I get my mom back, my dear cousin Ashley and her kid-loving husband Brandon moved home too!

I couldn't be more excited. We have real, reliable babysitters. We go on dates. Like, twice in the past two months. Whoa. And just when I get to missing him I get text updates.

Even better: now I don't stress about what might (will) happen when we have our second child. I know I will have help.

I am feeling so lucky and blessed and content right now!


  1. I can't even imagine doing it alone like that. I am always back and forth to the doctors and if I didn't have a "back up" I'd be up s*its creek without a paddle and a case of beer.
    I'm so happy for you!

  2. That is so awesome. Both sets of our parents live within five miles of us and expect to see Mason nearly every weekend. I don't know what I would do without them!


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