We have been home for a solid month. It’s hard to believe that Duzi has been a Howerton for almost two. At the two-month mark, we’re still smack in the middle of big-time transition. Since I’m a writer and a dorky former English teacher, my favorite definition of the word “transition” is a literary one (Webster doesn’t have an adoption specific definition of the word – go figure). Webster says that one kind of transition is “a passage in a piece of writing that smoothly connects two topics or sections together.” In an essay or article, transitions glue your ideas together - they occupy the space between. This is the phase our family is in. We’re living in the realm of the between, We’re attempting to connect two separate life experiences, to create space to allow one song to segue into the next. I have no idea how long transition officially lasts and I am unsure what the next song sounds like but we’re content to hang out in the middle for now.