Wednesday, February 23, 2005

A new joy

For months I waited with anticipation for this day, for the moment when our child would be here, when the mystery living in Heather's womb would emerge into the world. I waited and talked to that part of us that rolled under her skin and wondered through our souls what would be coming. Who would this person be? And then, there lying on his mother's belly, having journeyed into the world, still tethered to his former life, fully gazing in wonderment to the life ahead -- a gift from God, a son.

Then, I told him the one thing I had thought all those months to say, the legacy I would pass on. I whispered the dream I have for him, that, "You can be anything you want to be."

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