I will see how much of a post I can formulate while the boys watch Curious George, a special treat after doing so well at the doctor’s office today and enduring another blood draw! They were troopers having just had one three days ago. Of course typical boys proud of their battle wounds, showing off their bandaids to everyone.
It’s hard to believe we have been back from Ghana for almost two weeks, yet it seems like the boys have always been with us. On the other hand, sometimes I feel like it has all been a dream. It could be attributed to the lack of sleep I am still trying to adjust to or the fact that we have been dreaming of having these boys in our lives for so long that it all seems so, so surreal!
Going from no children for over seven years to now having two very active little boys has definitely been a lifestyle change. It also so happens that a switch flips and the boys only want mom during the night. Pretty sure my husband is secretly okay with it, especially after I am woken up for the 4th time before we even hit 5:00am.
I also now officially feel old finding myself sometimes going to bed shortly after the boys, meaning as early as 8:30pm. I really hope it’s just getting used to a new schedule, because not a lot gets accomplished on those days.
At the same time I am just trying to soak in every moment, every second of time with them. Even when it’s them wanting me to chase them around the house or pull them in the sled when my legs feel like they can move no longer.
When the time allows I find myself just resting in the thought that these are our sons and how incredibly blessed I feel to be their mother!! The thought instantly fills my heart with immense joy and gratitude!!! I wonder how after years of praying for the gift of children I can ever give adequate thanksgiving to God for allowing us to be their parents. The honor and privilege of being entrusted with their lives brings tears to my eyes.
I am loving this new role of being a mother, no sleep and all!!