But, we've also seen some wonderful things happen.
Good friends with encouraging words, loving family, boys that make us laugh, and sun breaks for escaping outside. Some of those highlights included Crosby losing his first tooth (and the crazed excitement at getting a dollar from us for it).
Crosby earned an award at school for exemplifying this month's character trait - honesty. Total proud Mommy moment there. He is growing up FAR too fast, but turning into such an amazing little man.
After he recouped from the tummy bug he has been full-force into all things sports. He's had several baseball games, even earning the MVP ball at one for his amazing out at 2nd base. Drew loves helping to coach the kids and gets a kick out of seeing Crosby's enthusiasm and growth. We've also been heavy in hockey watching as the playoffs are underway. We even had some tears (from Crosby, not Drew) when the Penguins lost.
So yes, to keep it real, these past few weeks have not been easy. But praise God for silver lining, sunny afternoons, and for the flowers after the rain!