I had a little trouble getting into gratitude mode yesterday as my plans to get to the east coast got tanked by weather. I should be almost there right this minute but, as it is, I won’t be there until after midnight on Sunday – boo. There’s a baby on the way and I’m needed!!
So there’s that – there’s a baby on the way! My extended family will grow by 1 and there’s no reason to think that this little girl won’t be 100% perfect. Modern medicine has already assessed her and things are looking good! A birthing center is lined up, mid-wives are standing by and a miracle is about to happen. If you’ve ever studied physiology you know just how miraculous growing a new person is. A lot of very subtle operations have to act in concert starting with 2 cells joining forces and mitosis setting in. Cell differentiation, growth, incubation – the whole 9 yards is enough to make me believe in God – or something. John Gardner wrote something about the bump and grind of random molecules once – I can’t quite remember what; but it’s more than that. And it’s happening – and I get to share in that. All I have to do is get there! I will… just not as soon as I had hoped.
It is a mess here for sure! Safe travels when you can get out. Exciting to participate in the arrival of a new little life. It just doesn’t get better than that!