This was a very important message communicated to us by our new friends and those we saw as our mentors on our journey to parenthood … keep on living while you wait! A truer statement could not be told to us.
You see you jump every time the phone rings, every time you open up your emails and every time you check at the site meter of your website, is this the one, is someone calling us, did someone contact us via email? we hold our breath and wait to see …
So keep on living we did. We jumped into our newly found community of families through domestic open adoption and made friends along the way. We re-entered our life of other friends and our families with a new desire to be a part of everything again. We dined out, saw movies, went up to wine country, played in the snow in the mountains, went camping, and enjoyed our lives while we waited you see we always knew we were still waiting during this time we just didn’t want to stop and wait while we waited.
But you cannot put your life on hold (well not any longer, I think we had everything on hold while trying to get pregnant). You need to keep on living, working and enjoying life. We were also told to make the most of our couple time while we waited. And that was because when you become a parent it’s not about you and your husband any more. there’s another individual that takes your time and attention and when that time comes you want to be ready to jump in together!