Wheee!!! This month's LID (log in date) celebration is either my last celebration or 2nd last depending on when the referrals come out next month. Regardless, August is Hannah month and I'm jumping for joy!!
40 precious months that have allowed me to grow more and more in love with my daughter!
40 months to build friendships with people I've met through this blog. Many in person and others through cyber space. You are precious people and I'm so thankful this wait has allowed us to get to know one another.
40 months that have allowed me to prepare my home for my daughter. Yah, right!! If you could see her room right now you'd wonder what in the world I've done with my time? It's stacked tall with things for her but honestly, walking from one side of it to the other requires the skill of a tightrope walker; grace of a gazelle to climb over storage boxes and breadcrumbs like Hansel and Gretel just to make it back to the door!It's a huge room you're thinking? Nope. A small 9' x 9' space that houses much of what people have generously given me for Hannah as well as years worth of scrapbooking materials. That alone is enough to open a small store! So, it's easy to see what some of my current priorities are and slowly I am beginning to face the challenge one box/drawer/cupboard at a time. It will get there, and when it does then I'll be brave enough to share the 'before' pics with you.
I'm also loving hanging out with friends as much as I possibly can this summer. I understand that life will be different with a baby and that many things I enjoy now may need to take a break for a while. Being an 'older mom' means that most of my friend's children are in high school and we will not be in the same place in life. It would be silly of me to think that life will not change. It will...and for the better!! Our friendships will be as precious as always as they're cherished, treasured friends who have been praying for Hannah and I for a very long time. You know who you are and how much I love and cherish each and every one of you. xoxo
Thankfully during this wait I've also had to opportunity to make a whole bunch of new friends who are also going to have babies home and our time of hanging out together will continue. I laugh when I think of how our quiet tables of dinner for 3, 4, 5, 7 will change as we add a plethora of high chairs to the mix!!
So today I celebrate being 40 months closer to Hannah!! My heart is bursting with love for her already! I think the very best line about celebrating 40 months of 'paper pregnancy' came from my cousin Bridget last night. Most people are pregnant for 40 weeks. I've been pregnant long enough to carry 4 children!! No wonder the pants are a little tighter and I'm craving chocolate!!
40 months closer and cherishing all that God has allowed me to experience during this time!