The wait for your child’s birth is not always easy, but sometimes forces beyond your control help you along the way.
A few weeks ago, my wife, son, and I were “running around” frantically trying to catch a flight to see my dad for what would turn out to be his last days. Hours before his passing, he touched my wife’s belly and we could feel the energy pass between him and our soon-to-arrive daughter.
Along with the energy that transferred, I’m convinced the message of “take it easy” did too. I say this because our daughter arrived a week late (and almost exactly 1 month after my dad passed on). You must be thinking, “A week late? Big deal.” You are 100% correct in your thinking, but to my wife and I who are time management freaks it seemed like an eternity.
The day my wife actually did go into labor was the day we “took it easy” and gave up all sense of planning and control. I looked forward to the coming induction date and my wife decided to indulge herself with an order of loukoumades, a 2 hour nap, a bacon and chicken sandwich, and a pedicure. Upon full indulgence, she went to pick up our son from childcare and that’s when the contractions started.
We listened to music and chatted. It was nice. I felt like I should have brought us a six-pack. Eventually, the monitor that my wife was attached to showed that the contractions were coming quicker and staying for longer. It was time to push.
…our beautiful baby girl arrived!
The wait was worth it. Thanks, Dad, for your continuing wisdom. We are so proud of our newest addition to the family. She has an easy disposition and I know she will teach us many new virtues.
Relax. Take it easy. But now, yes now, the running around begins (at least for a while).