Today we celebrated Luke's 9th birthday with some of our extended family. I cannot believe he is nine. He's so darn cute! We are blessed. I think he really liked his cake and cookies. I know he liked the chocolate frogs. He ate so many his stomach hurts, poor baby! I hope he felt special. I remember how my mom always made birthdays so special. I want that for my kids too. I feel like the past, well, five or so years, have been a blur. I hardly remember Cora being a baby. She will turn four at the end of March. Baffling! Anyway, I feel like I'm starting to see the end of the heavy fog through which I've been wandering. I hope I can focus more on the kids. They are growing so fast. I wish I could pull the brakes on this train and slow it down. There's so much we have to teach them, so many experiences we want them to know. I pray God will guide.