I am feeling excited about the future. As I sit here writing this post I can’t help but think about what’s to come both in the near future and over the next few years. For starters we have our first Christmas as a family around the corner and, if we have the time and energy, we will be making this Christmas larger than life for the girls. Hopefully we will get some snow and it will be great to build snowmen together and relive some of my childhood memories.
Looking more long term, we have the joy of watching the girls grow, their Celebration Day, their dedication and sharing these special moments with family and friends.
I’m sure there will be some not so fun times too. Like every adopter, we have the possibility that our children will want to leave our family in search of their birth family. There maybe times when we will need to wade through the past in order to help the girls piece together their lives and this potentially could be a painful journey for all of us. However hard this maybe it will be a necessary journey and one that my husband and I need to support and allow to happen.
I hope that in the future our family will grow in size, maybe one or two more children, and perhaps we will have a boy next time round – birth or adopted, we will love them just the same.
One day, I guess, I will have to think about going back to work. This, I must admit, does scare me a little. How will I cope going back into the work environment? How will I juggle work and home life?
Whatever the future holds, good or bad, I know that it is all in God’s hands. As hard as it is at times I must trust in his plan and that all things will work together for good. However, right now I need to try and focus on the present. I tend to be one of those people that get carried away with the next dream that I want and I often don’t sit back and enjoy the moment. Another practice I need to learn!
This post was written for the Adoption Social, this weeks theme is ‘The Future’ #WASO.