For five years it has been Mummy and Tor.
On May 22nd it officially became Mummy, Mr A and Tor.
It was a big decision for all three of us. It is a decision that we were all slightly scared about but so very excited about. I am still excited about it.
I have my best friend with me from the moment I open my eyes. It is still like a dream.
Tor was very excited when we decided to broach the subject with him. We wanted to include him every step of the way. I knew how much he enjoyed the company of Mr A and cared about him; but having a friend round for dinner or going out on a day trip with is not the same to having him in the same house, being involved in our little family. Ensuring Tor knew what was going on and having a say in the changes was important to me. It should be a group discussion, everyone's view and emotions should be considered no matter their age.
Although I knew in my heart his response would be positive it still made me nervous about what he would actually think.
I did not need to be nervous. I think I almost cried with happiness. Tor was so excited he wanted it to happen there and then at 8pm on a Tuesday. Umm, it took a little bit longer than that.
Mr A has been in our lives for a few years. We have grown together slowly as a family which has been perfect as it feels so right being under one roof now. We all understand each others needs. It's a big step for all of us but has not felt that way.
We seem to have a Tardis of a house. How we have managed to fit everything in I still don't really know. How did I ever manage without those bags you vacuum the air out of before this?
Sunday is my favourite day of the week when we are all together. A Sunday family breakfast means more to me than anything. It's something we have not done before. I am sure Tor and Mr A think I am rather mad setting the table out with a huge grin on my face.
I know it won't all be about Sunday morning breakfasts and there will be tough times but the two of us have become stronger now that we are three.