I'm frequently reminded how long we have been waiting in unexpected ways.
Three years ago we went to the neurosurgeons office to make sure my back could tollerate a pregnancy. Thats the last time I was there until Tuesday when the doctor reviewed my last visit. I remember her telling us to have a baby, wait until I was thirty and then come back for surgery. Well I dont have a baby I'm 30 and I might be back for surgery.
Two years ago our friends baby was born. We went to her two year old birthday party this past weekend. I remember when her mother was home on maternity leave we stopped by. We already were talking adoption. I had contacted our agency and had research our options.
We may have "only" been waiting one year, three months, one week, and five days, but thats our adoption wait time. In honesty we have been waiting much longer. Before our application was approved we were waiting to wait. Before we were waiting to wait we were waiting for an infertility doctor to answer our questions. Before we had questions for an infertility doctor to answer we were waiting for our trying to work. Before we even started trying we were waiting for the right time to try. Before we started waiting together for the right time to try we were both waiting for the right person to try with.