I was sitting on the side of the bathtub holding it, and I asked my husband, “What are we going to do?”
We wanted a baby and had waited a long time for one. But still, that positive test throws you for a loop when it finally does happen.
He had his arms around me and laughed and said,
“We will figure it out.”
We’ve been through a lot in the almost 10 years we’ve been together. We were joking just the other day that we haven’t really hung out with anyone else other than each other since we were 16 years old.
We’ve jumped through a lot of hoops since we’ve been together. Moved a lot. Said a lot of things we didn’t mean, but said even more that we did mean. We’ve traveled a lot of miles here, there, and everywhere. But we’ve always been together.
Life is funny. You wish for things and then they happen and you forget all about the times when you hung in the balance – just waiting.
Waiting to get engaged.
Waiting to get married.
Waiting to get pregnant.
Waiting to have the baby.
Waiting for the baby to sleep through the night.
Waiting for baby’s first steps.
Waiting for baby to talk.
Waiting for the right time to add the next baby to your family.
Waiting on a chance to move, buy a bigger house, and decide to settle.
Waiting for the next step – whatever it may be in your family’s story.
Waiting is hard. It’s even harder when you like to plan and are impatient.
(ehm, ehm ME!)
As much as I don’t like sitting in some sort of waiting space, and oh how we all always dream of “something better coming up next”, I hope I get the chance to wait for all the other firsts that are coming in our family’s story.