Over the past two days the townhouse we have been renting has been filled with half filled plastic bins, boxes, and suitcases. The last loads of laundry are being completed, counters wiped down, and floors swept. I have been putting off packing until the absolute last minute because I am not exactly ready to leave. My mind knows that I cannot stay here forever, but there is something about this place that has my heart, I think it is the combination of mountain air and the most amazing friends we have continued to make and strengthen bonds with over the years. So today we will walk down the steps of TH49 and drive down Town House Road one final time for 2018, and yes there will most likely be some choking back of tears. This day every year is always bitter sweet as it marks the end of our summer retreat but paves the way for the next 10 months.
I am always amazed at how quickly 6 weeks passes by. Sonzee made it another summer with minimal interventions required. She got to spend time in the pool, outside, bouncing in her bouncy seat, and relaxing. I will be honest, she did minimal therapeutic activities and minimal work. We can just pretend that her eyes were patched daily and that she worked on weight bearing after the 2nd week. She did get 40 nights of sisterly snuggles, naps in the arms of Sam and myself, and a multitude of conversations with so many people who care about her. She went to a new amusement park, returned to familiar places, witnesses a couple family lip sync contests and dance offs, and got to meet new people. Her GI issues earned her a visit to the local hospital ER, but luckily she was not given a tour of the actual inpatient rooms.
Overall, in my eyes, I know her summer was a success. This is small town in New York has turned into our safe zone, the place where reality is muted and life adjusts to a calmer, slower, and serene way. So today we will pack up our bags and memories from summer 2018 and hope that google photos and my mind will do them justice and carry us through the tougher times that will inevitably come our way.
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