The trip was worth it. Oh was it worth it. Teary eyes and goosebumps kind of worth it.
Jordan and I have not been to a concert together since before the boys were born - in fact the last show we saw was with these same friends when both ladies were pregnant with our newest babies. And going to live shows is by far the number one thing we've missed since the boys were born. Last night I had so much fun and realized just how much we've missed it.
But way more importantly I realized something else - something monumental.
That concert signified NORMAL LIFE. Us, with friends, seeing live music - that is what normal people who like live music do - people who like concerts go to concerts! Even people with too many kids for most babysitters, or people whose kids are special needs and therefore need some special care. Those "people" are now US! We are those normal people!
Two years ago, when the boys were born so prematurely, I wondered if life would ever be normal.
Ten months ago, when Asher was diagnosed with CP, I was sure it never would.
But since then it has been a work in progress, as the blog tagline states "defining the new normal".
Our normal is definitely different than I imagined, but last night was one of those times that smacked me in the face and yelled "HEY LADY - the new normal can be GREAT if you let it!".
*The National and Local Natives if you're interested.