I can remember when we went on our Honeymoon almost three years ago, the airline we were traveling with had called us to the front desk to clarify something with our flight plans... "Familie Richter" (Family Richter), they called over the loud speaker. When my husband had returned, he turned to me and said "Family Richter"... that's right, we are a family now. What a simple, but yet life realizing statement.
I guess at that time I had never really viewed us in that way yet, and the definition of family these days really is quite a stretch from the traditional definition in my parents day. Often I have thought of a family as more than just two, but in today's world two is all you need. In January we will celebrate three years of being a family. In this aspect it is my husband that I have turned to and relied on, who I have shared the deepest things in my heart, my joys and my sorrows, and he is the one who simply walks beside me in life ... and that makes him my family.
But as most things in life, some things change. Some good changes some bad, some that make one reflect and ponder, and some that happen so quickly that you do not have enough time to process the reality of it. And we are now in that season of change... a redefining of what we have called family over the past three years. I guess it is kind of fitting that we become three in the third year of our lives together...
While I have loved my life and my "family" these past few years, there have been times that it has seemed like someone was missing... simply that I have felt like someone else should be there. So in our season of change we are halfway there, halfway there to meeting the special someone that is growing inside... that someone who will make our family more complete.