Our family is awaiting the arrival of its newest member any day.
The quiet peace of his nursery is a retreat for me in these last days and weeks that seem to pass much, much slower than the previous 8 months did.
And so I wait.
Contemplating the little person who is so intimately close to me right now, but at the same time, still seems like an idea.
An idea of a child.
One that likely not be exactly what you imagine, but fiercely loved nonetheless.
But its the waiting that gets me.
Everyday thinking that today would make a wonderful birthday.
Every night going to sleep, hopeful for the next.
Yet, when the time finally comes, so unexpected, as if you always secretly believed it was just a dream.
I will be away on maternity leave from August 15 – October 31. I will still be returning emails and calls during that time.