A List Maker's Life: The First Day of the Rest of Our Life

Friday, September 17, 2010

The First Day of the Rest of Our Life

Baby days are coming soon.

I spend much of my day dreaming of our little one's impending arrival and hoping it will be sooner than expected.

Yet, when I think about the day he will be born I wish I could just keep him inside where he is safe, protected, and unaffected by the medical trials to come.

I want to see the whole picture, to have clear answers, to understand what our next steps will be.

Yet, I don't want the full picture and I don't want to go through the learning process necessary in discovering what our next steps will be.

I want to share our baby and our story to impact others.

Yet, I don't want to talk about it - seeking privacy instead of attention.

I want to move on with our new life.

Yet, I want things to stay the way they are.

I want to experience the shelter. I want to weather the storm.

Yet, I know that only with the peace that transcends my understanding am I ready to celebrate the first day of the rest of our lives.

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3 comments:

  1. Oh, well put! I will be praying for your peace!

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  2. What a loved child you have in there - the impending arrival of any child feels scary and exciting.

    A beautiful post~

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