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Embrace the Now - Alexander and Fitz

Embrace the Now

You will never again be where you are today, in this moment. Embrace the present and roll with what comes after; you’ll be glad you did.

•Seven years ago, we were trying desperately to have a child, without success. We learned we were unable to have children. Devastated. Moved our focus to our careers, and Steve accomplished a life-long dream, graduating with his RN degree.

•Five years ago, we defied science and had our first of two amazing miracles. Joy, elation, euphoria…those words don’t come close to describing how we felt. The same time as this, work was ramping up. I was promoted, and Steve earned his bachelor’s degree and was accepted into Georgetown’s Master’s program.

•Three years ago, everything changed. Nothing, absolutely nothing, was the same. We found ourselves the proud parents of our second child, who we later learned was autistic. I realized I didn’t want to be where I was in my career. Steve realized the same in his. We packed up and moved back “home,” starting anew. Steve took a contract travel nursing position, a risky endeavor that took him away for long weeks at a time. I transitioned to a new job, with high hopes for greater professional fulfillment.

•Two years ago, we decided to begin saving toward purchasing a live aboard catamaran that we would one day sail around the world. Reactions varied 😆

•One year ago, our lives turned upside down yet again. Fitz was diagnosed with Fragile X. I realized my medical condition would not allow me to traditionally retire in the military as I’d always imagined, and decided to work toward the dream of owning my own business. Steve found a contract position closer to home, and we worked to prioritize our already limited time, together. Fitz began intensive therapy that ultimately worked wonders for his progression.

• Today. Alex has tested so high in his end-of-year school assessment, he’ll be able to start first grade in January. I am under medical review that will retire me from the military. Steve is thriving in his position in the ER, and was made charge nurse. Fitz is the silliest, most wonderful little guy, and one of the greatest blessings in our life.

Still, it is hard. There’s amazing times when we’re on top of the world and there’s times of desperation. No matter where you are right now, in this moment. In life, in business or whatever your journey may be- you will never be here again. Everything changes. When it goes outside of what you “thought” it would look like, roll with it. Evolve. Ride the wave. Trust the process. One day at a time. Do the best in all you do and you can’t go wrong.

If you’ve made it this far, I don’t know where we’ll be or where you will be next year, but I know it will be beyond what any of us could imagine, and exactly where we should be. ❤️❤️❤️
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