Friday, March 22, 2013
First of all, a big
that I stayed within my calories yesterday!
I've been having a little trouble with that this week, but seems to be improving.
On a different note, after years of thinking about it and wondering if DH would consider it, a couple years ago I talked to DH about considering adoption. You have to understand how VERY cautious and introspective my DH is. He said he would think about it.
Well, last year I finally asked him if he'd thought about it and what he thought. Despite trying to give him time to process it, he said he still felt like I kinda sprung it on him. (See....very cautious and likes to process things slowly.) So, there was more thinking time. "It is, after all, a HUGE decision," he said. Finally a few months later, he mentioned it to some close friends..still processing his thoughts on it.
I suggested that maybe, if he was open to it, we could go to one of the informational meetings. Ah yes...information...that was the ticket. He said YES...he would like to hear more information. Wanting to be sensitive to him not wanting to feel rushed, I said there were several in the spring. We are now signed up for the one in May!
Last night was the first conversation we've had about adopting where I felt like he is actually interested in the possibility, though his thoughtful side was still there. Expressing things like: We might have to get a different vehicle (we already have 3 kids) since we're considering a sibling group, vacations will be more challenging...again, due to family size, and what about date nights...who would watch 5 or 6 kids for us since we can't expect our 13 y/o to do all that? I know it sounds negative, but it was AMAZING since he was actually weighing the situation and talking about what it would be like. I was so happy I could've cried. To my Christian SparkFriends, please pray for us as we take this first little baby step in a month and a half.
"Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world currupt you." James 1:27 NLT