That's when I notice that my feelings are anticipation, excitement, and joy. This opposed to nervousness, apprehension, and fear.
The filmmaker following our journey asked me recently how I was handling the long distance between M,T, and myself and if I was nervous for such a long visit. I told him the honest answer, "Nope. I feel like these guys are my family. I share things with them I otherwise only share with family or close friends. To my head and my heart, they could live across the lake... I'd likely see and talk to them no more than I do with them in Australia."
I'm not nervous about awkward silences, or discomfort in having them at my OBGYN visit (a place Chris has only ventured a few times himself). I am excited to watch T and Emrys bond, because he's so sure they will... to show them our favorite places around town, to try their Aussie style cooking and share a few laughs. Mostly, I am so excited to watch their faces as they see their son (..or daughter, i guess...maybe) move around on screen for the first time.
These are some great fellas. Wonderful friends. For that I must thank their mommas. Good job, ladies.
For the brilliance of this match I need to thank Growing Generations. Way to go team.
But for the ease and beauty of this relationship, I need to thank the guys.
Thank you for sharing your lives with me and my family.
For all of this I am so , SO grateful.