We also got to go on our first date since Asher came home this weekend. We went to church and dinner with friends and that was SOO nice and fun! It's been quite the change for us to not really go anywhere! Bryan and I had many many dates eating out, especially while Asher was in the NICU because we just didn't have time to eat at home, and then before that, many dates where I remember thinking that I was ready for our lives to be different. We had waited almost 3 years before we had a baby at home. I know that's not a long time compared to some, but when you live 2 of those years one month at a time meaning, "is this the month we are pregnant?", it can seem very long. And then we spent the 1st half of this year in a hospital. Hospital life drags on, it's like time is moving, but very very slowly and you feel like for everyone else life is happening, but you are kind of just stuck. I still feel like I'm in last fall. I can't believe it's September again! I feel like it was just last fall and the holiday season! It' a weird feeling! So, anyway in that time of waiting, there were lots of dates and lots of moments of me telling myself to enjoy the freedom ....even though I was often very hurt and frustrated we were still waiting to have a baby at home. It has been a looong process. But, now I can really, really appreciate those days even more and that freedom! We have been ready for this change of pace though, and we are very grateful for this precious boy God has entrusted to us!
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