this week i am working on making a picture slide show of "how dax found us" for his meet and greet party on saturday. several things really got me:
- i am so glad we took so many pictures of "the wait". it was a time we can show dax when we were preparing for his arrival and we celebrated each hurdle we went through.
- we really celebrated a lot. there was the completion of his nursery, the completion of the initial paperwork, the approval for the formal application, the completion of the formal application, the completion of so many books and classes, the completion of the home study, just checking everything off of the list.
- "the wait", while it seemed long at the time has really melted away. i don't remember all of the sadness and longing so much as i remember the fact that "the wait" - especially the filling out of the applications - helped will and i learn more about each other and grow ever closer together. we clung to each other during the process, the failed match, and then ultimately the unknown of meeting dax for the first time. "the wait", while it was so terrible awful at the time was such a magically wonderful thing.