30 October, 2007

Little Girls' Tights Hanging in the Laundry Room

A few minutes ago, I turned around and this is what I saw. Little Girls' Tights Hanging in the Laundry Room. Even after 6 years 12 days since D came home, I am still caught anew with huge gratitude and thankfullness to see such everyday things in MY home!

We had 6 1/2 years of longing for a child. Those years went by quickly, even with the pain of yearning for a child. But the 6 years since D came home have flown by like the wind! I guess I'm nostalgic because my baby is about to turn 7- years-old in four days! Where did my baby go? Those tights used to be so much smaller!


Sometimes Hubby and I will lie in bed at night talking and say, "Do you think all parents love their children this much?" I don't think so. I think so many take their children for granted. After such a long, hard road to even having a child at home-I pray that we will never for a minute take our child for granted. I never want to lose this gratitude and thankfullness to God for bringing us to our child.


I hope I'll be blogging (or whatever we will be doing in 2017) in 10 years about Teenage Girl car-keys on the counter and being ever still thankful that I have a teenager.


It could happen.


Don't laugh!


p.s. You can see my funny mobile home laundry room in this picture with the sideways washer! Oh how grand it will be to have our new house - all the more thankful I'll be for it!

11 comments:

Christine said...

I'm so glad your going for it again. Last time I read your other blog, I wasn't so sure. Aren't children a blessing? I'm so glad that the little things are still appreciated by some people. We have started the process to adopt a littel boy from Ukraine. I look forward to following your journey. Can I add you to my blogroll?

Starfish said...

My husband and I say the same thing all the time. And every time seamonkey walks into his room I want to say "hey look, there's a little BOY in this room, can you believe it??" I too hope that feeling never goes away.

Debbie said...

Thanks! For reminding me what we are doing and why. And letting me know that it's okay that I think we're special and will love our children more than others. Our 'pregnancies' may not show but they are long and hard. I'm glad you've had a grateful day.

Allison said...

My husband and I often wonder that too - if other parents love their children as much as we do.
Our little Chipmunk has been home for almost 4 years and I still sneak into his room at night and watch him sleep, amazed that such an amazing little boy is my son.

Christine said...

Thanks for checking out my blog. Since you are adopting from Russia, I've added you to my Smiles and Trials blog.

:: Suzanne :: said...

I feel the same way. It's the little t-shirts that get me . . .

Becky and Keith said...

I have a house and my "laundry room" is a little itty bitty closet. I understand the need for a REAL laundry room. I don't know what I might do when I have one! I love the little tights... and I can promise you that when they are teens you will love her just as much! Now, being thankful you have a teenager might be a stretch! :-) :-) Seriously, though, you will be thankful you have a teenager!

Мatt & Carla Morgan said...

I just acquired a snowsuit for trip#2 and hung it in his closet on a baby hanger. It is so precious seeing it in that big, empty closet - finally. I stand in there staring at it all the time! I loved reading your post.

cm

jessy said...

For me it is the little swish, swish of the diaper, toys in my covers when I climb in at night, and a stab of pain when I realize that I now have to look close to tell K's blue jeans from John's.

kate said...

There's just something about little girl tights, isn't there? I've got some for d2b and was washing them along with some i bought for another adopting friend (whose child is much smaller.) Seeing them all hanging on the drying rack just made my heart ache. This is MUCH better than stockings at Christmas. I'm looking forward to the time when this is an everyday sight at my house.

MommyBozant said...

I found your blog from Journey Of Love and when finding your blog I had to go to the beginning to read your entire journey. I have been reading it for hours. Funny how these blogs can do that to you.

Anyway, I want to tell you. Your statement about how other parents take their children for granted because they don't fully know how lucky they are is sooo true. I have two step sons whom are 14 and 12. I have raised them since they were 4 and 2. I have ALWAYS loved them and I feel I have always been a decent mother. But...it wasn't till I started to try to have a child of my own did I realize how blessed I was to have them. After losing four babies and six horrific years I am the proud mother of a precious baby girl. It changed what kind of mother I am. I now know how extremely blessed I am to be able to spend each and every minute with them.