We caught up with friends today who are here visiting from overseas. We hadn’t seen them or their 2 girls for about 3 years (and they don’t know about our struggles). It was barely a split second before the girls stopped being shy and decided Mr & I were their new best friends (possibly helped along by the unicorn gifts!), snuggling on our laps, holding our hands as we walked around the nature reserve and asking us to carry them.
It was nice to see my child magnetism might be returning – and that these kids at least don’t think I’m a bitter old women. And I even managed to actually play and have fun with the girls #winning
But seeing this lovely family, with great family dynamics, building wonderful memories together, seeing my husband playing so nicely with the girls and being so loved by them – reminded me so strongly of why I want a family of our own.
That’s the thing isn’t it….just because the treatment is over, doesn’t mean the dream is.