Not small subtle changes, but big leaps and bounds type of changes. Our family has increased in size, and not in the way that most people find new additions in their family. Ours came in the addition of a 13 year old boy. He is sweet and loving and it amazes me every day that he can give as much of himself as he can, with everything that he has been through. And then in the back of my head I think well, who better to help him through this. My husband had his share of ups and downs, and can relate to him in a way that I can't, but it still the majority of his interaction is through me. It confuses me to say the least
And let me ramble here for a minute. He is my first cousin's husband's first cousin's son. So I think that makes me his second cousin removed by marriage? Anyway he has two brothers who live with my first cousin and her husband, but they were unable to take him in too, so he is with us. Now for years we have been wanting another baby, and have been trying with no luck, so when the opportunity arose for us to take him in, it was almost with out a second thought that we did.
Now of course there was a ton of thought put in to it, I have a four year old son to consider, and well to be quite honest, I was a little worried about the impact that it would have on my time with my him, how would the life that my now oldest been exposed to would effect the life of me, my four year old and my husband, how would the rest of my family react? There was a lot to consider. I am so happy that we did. He is an amazing person, and I am so happy to have him in our lives. It is hard, yes, very, but we are figuring out together, as a new family.
We are going green YIPPY, we are making very small changes, but they are big to us!! We are composting, raising worms, recycling, gardening organic, changing light bulbs, getting chickens, my dad will start on the coop soon, canning, dehydrating, making my own bread, buying solar panels. . . granted these are very expensive, so we are doing this part very slowly. And looking to find a property in our area, so that we can really get back to basics. We have just a little of a quarter of an acre, in a small farming community, and really I am sure the neighbors would start to complain if I brought in goats!!! Or those cute little miniature cows!!! would love one of those!!!
To be quite honest I think we have always been a little ahead of the game with recycling etc. but now they have a "label" for it. I just used to be a "granola mom" a "tree hugger" etc. But now I can be PC and say I,m GREEN kinda funny.
So now that I have it all down, these are all changes that we want, that I want, that will make the planet a better place, and me a better person, so big changes or small I guess these all matter, at least they matter to me. Change is good, scary, but good.
okay this whole time I think I have just rambled, so off I go to bed, or to read some more Mother Earth News or Grit.