Original Post: Moments of Wonder.
Here are a few of the moments of wonder that adoption has brought to my life.
– The first time I lay eyes on my amazing sons – a memory that will stay fresh in my mind forever.
– The moment I realised that I was totally and utterly in love – instantly.
– The first time we walked into our home as the family that we are and that we were clearly meant to be.
– The first ‘Daddy’.
– The first ‘I love you Daddy”.
– Every time one of their tiny hands reaches out for mine.
– Every time a hot little body climbs into bed and wakes me.
– Every time they surprise me by saying something really smart.
– The spontaneous hug and kiss brought about from a moment of sheer joy.
– Witnessing those moments of sheer joy.
– The first painting of ‘our family’ for the fridge door.
– The first painting of our family with five smiling faces (the cat was happy too).
– When the ONLY seat is my lap, regardless of the numerous empty ones.
– When I caught them singing and dancing along to a pop song (a little less wondrous that it was Gangnam style).
– When they do that Meerkat thing of looking up straining their necks to make sure I’m still there.
– When they hurt themselves and desperately need you and only you.
– When they hurt themselves and they respond to the magical healing powers of a hug and kisses.
– The first time ‘they’ remind ‘me’ that it’s time for the bedtime story.
– The first time they pick up a book by themselves and start to ‘read’ it.
– When they fall asleep in my arms.
– Every time I see those certain heartfelt smiles that suggest I am doing something right.
– Every time I get that sensation that starts in the pit of my stomach, rises to my heart and confirms the love that I have for my sons, a love that is unquestionable, ever lasting and totally unconditional.
These moments of wonder fill me with the realisation that my life is now full of the most valuable things that I could ever wish for.
Bloggers comment –
It was quite early days when I wrote this, I guess we were still in the ‘honeymoon period’ to some extent and the wonder of becoming a family dominated and shone brightly above everything else.
I remember being so very aware of this and wanting to write a blog about what our sons had brought into our lives and then thinking that in fact there were so many things and that I should list them first.
As I did so I felt that a list spoke for itself.