The reason why I am up this late is because I drank a sweet tea after 8pm. Let me tell you, there is nothing like a good sweet tea. Now that I am back in VA and McDonald's has the $1 sweet tea, I have substituted it for Starbucks. Don't know how many know this, but I have started to train for my first 5K. Jenn had told me about a podcast. It is called Couch to 5k. It is a nine week program that gets you off the couch and running a 5k in 9weeks. So I have set a goal to run the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. I have spent 3 years now only working on having a baby and not my own body and health. A good friend of mine from high school popped in to see us last month. We played field hockey together. Seeing her made me remember what an athlete I used to be. Where did that go? I was an athlete all my life and it seems that as soon as I began this journey I've let that fall by the wayside. The medication and emotional strain has taken a toll on me. So now that I have a few months by myself, this is what I have decided to do.
Tomorrow I am dragging Alisha to an Adoption seminar with me. It is more of an informational seminar for those that are in the process and those that are thinking about adopting. I am more in the " I better educate myself on this" stage. I don't want to be ignorant or naive thinking we will never have to adopt. This week I spent working with a friend of the family who adopted a spunky little boy from Korea. She made a comment to me when we were talking about husbands and deciding when that time is right to adopt. She said, " well as you know from being a teacher you can love any child." I never looked at it that way. I have loved all my prior students, all in their own special way, some more than others at times! But that is so true. Why wouldn't I love a child that finds its way to us? Why is Greg more on board about this than me? I hope to be enlightened tomorrow and soon be able to answer the question, " Do you want to be a mother, or do you want to be pregnant?" Because in the end that is what it really comes down to.