Tonight we had friends over for hot pot, a meal that we used to enjoy going out for in Beijing. To say there was much food would be an understatement! Even the kids got in on the fun and were all very dedicated to eating with the modified chopsticks that Trent made. It was one of those evenings that, when everything was over, you're left with the good feeling that only a night of fellowship with friends can provide. I truly appreciate the normalcy of our relationship with the B family. When you are living with a child with medical issues, this isn't something you take for granted. Tatyanna's condition is awknowledged and accepted but isn't always the focus. It's just "part of the fabric". Being able to have a life outside of Battens is something that I feel is so very important to our ability to cope. An evening spent laughing and talking with friends can go far in keeping us in the fight.
C- thanks for being you. :) We had fun!
In keeping with the "hot" theme, there were even a few hot dogs, just to make sure that there were a few familiar items for the kids.