Some stories and an update

Just two small stories about Grace and a business update from me.

This morning Grace woke up saying mom-ee, mom-ee. She usually just says mom, so I was a little bit surprised. When I went to her she just kept saying mom-ee, mom-ee, then sat up after a short while and said kitty. With that she jumped off the bed, trundled through to our bedroom, climbed onto the bed and started pulling the duvet off mom-ee. And then I twigged – she was looking for mom-ee's Hello Kitty underwear, and on a mission to see if she had them on this morning.

One of the exercises we have been given by the speech therapist is a bunch of two syllable sounds to get Grace to practice (like baba, bobo, babo, etc.) Grace was going through them quite well, and then they got to mama. Donné would say, "mama," and Grace would say, "mom." And so it went, mama, mom, mama, mom, mama, mom…and then they moved on.

The last month and a bit has been quite phenomenal for my business. There have been numerous enquiries (most of them being solid leads with excellent potential), and I have managed to secure some of that work already. Each week seems to bring more opportunities. It is really amazing, and we have been blessed with all these opportunities. At the same time I am already working flat out to try to keep up with all the work I have, as well as pushing hard to land as many deals as possible. The real challenge in all of this is that I have realised that I need to change the vision that I have had for the business. Up until a few days ago I always pictured working from home and building relationships with other people in a similar position so that the load of the work could be shared. I realised recently that it really looks like I will need to employ people sooner rather than later. It is a total mind shift from one vision to figuring out how a different one looks. It is exciting, but it also takes a lot to figure out exactly what the new vision is.

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