When we got Grace she was a very scared kitty. In fact it took us about a year before she'd let me pet her. During that year my husband and I would lie on our couch and watch TV. Sometimes Newman joined us. I always talked about the day when our entire family...DH, me, and BOTH cats would all be relaxing on the couch at the same time.
It took a while, but it did happen. And it kept happening. I remember the first time I had that feeling of "this is exactly what I wished for". It was very meaningful to me.
Last night Jeremy and I sat in our backyard watching for meteors. I saw a giant one and a couple of small ones. It was pretty awesome. I told him that someday we'll be waking our kids up and dragging their little butts outside to join us. It will be our "thing". I can't wait.
It might take as long as it took Grace to jump on the couch. It might take a whole lot longer. But it is going to happen and when it does it is going to be that much more special.