The International Adoption Wait – Enjoying the Moment

I will admit that this one is the hardest for me. I almost didn’t write on this one because I feel a little hypocritical. It is so hard to live in the moment and to enjoy what is happening right now, when all you can think about is that moment in the future when you will hold your adopted child in your arms. However, I am trying a little more each day to appreciate the little things and to take joy in the process, instead of just waiting for the end of the journey.

Here are a few things that I am trying to remember to enjoy, since I know that they will never be quite the same again:

Just The Two Of Us
My husband and I have been married for five years. We want children, but I also know that we have gotten pretty accustomed to being the center of each other’s world. We are best friends and we love spending time together. Of course, we will be thrilled to have Jayden here, but I also know that we will sometimes miss being “just us”.

Spontaneity
I love the fact that right now I could get up, put on my shoes, and go out somewhere. Not that I want to go anywhere at the moment, but I have the option. I don’t have to stop to check if the baby is done with his nap and I don’t have to spend time gathering up a diaper bag and other baby gear. I can just go.

The Quiet
Our home is fairly quiet right now. It is just me, my husband and two cats. There can be hours of silence if we want it. We can watch a movie without interruption or sit and read a novel from cover to cover. Somehow, I just don’t think that’s going to happen with a baby in the house.

Sleeping Through the Night
Like most people, I love to sleep. I also don’t function very well on too little sleep. I know I’m really in for it. I may never sleep through the night again, so I need to enjoy it while it lasts!

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