Guest blogger: Adam
It's hard to believe it, but our dossier has been in country for seven months today. The time seems to take forever, but at the same time fly by. I love remembering our DTE and celebrating each month milestone because it helps ground my mind in the massive depth of this adoption process.
Depth in the amount of time, yes. But the depth I'm speaking of is a depth of yearning for our little one. Much like a pregnancy, in adoption it seems the mother more naturally dwells on the coming baby, whereas the father is somewhat disconnected, aloof. Sometimes I go a day or two and barely think on our adoption, but I know Lindsey's mind thinks on it every .002 seconds. It takes reminders like our DTE day to conjure up the same yearning and emotion in me that Lindsey has constantly.
Another gentle reminder is when Makayla brings up our 'Ethiopia Baby'. Few things soften my heart like hearing her love for a baby she hasn't met, but is willing to welcome into the brood. And those moments get me to thinking about the lack of completion I feel in our family while we wait. ET baby, come home already, ok?