Sam Hartman (hartmans) wrote,
Sam Hartman

It's been a while since I had time to write about what's going on in my life. Work has been taking up a lot of time. Some of the time I used to have to write here is going into Painless Security.

Things are going about as well as they possibly could. Christmas was wonderful. Owen has been very excited by the toys he got; Rachel and the other kids had a good Christmas as well. As a family we had a lot of chance to spend time together and to play and have fun. Chris and Owen seemed to have a great time Christmas day playing with nerf darts that my parents got Owen and a Wii that I got Owen and Rachel.

I'm spending enough time with the kids and Kevin that I'm beginning to build strong connections with them. This transition has been wonderful for me. It's no longer a relationship between Margaret and I on the side of her family. Instead, I feel that I'm truly part of that family and the complex web of family relationships is shifting to make room for me; we are all changing and growing closer. I had no idea how wonderful this would turn out to be for me. I think we're all looking forward to Zoe's arrival. Things are starting to come together in terms of getting ready for her. Emotionally I'm anticipating what it will be like to be a parent. I'm nervous of course but also incredibly excited at the opportunity.

Living in North Andover is working well. I like the space; I like Kevin and Margaret's house. So far the distance from the city has not been a huge problem for me. However I've been busy moving in, preparing for Christmas and traveling. I haven't really had a need to get into Boston much. I'm still nervous about how I will maintain a social life and continue to meet people; I will talk more about that in a future post.

Tags: family, status

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