Calendar Moments

Today, I went to the doctor for a semi-annual checkup. It was a routine in and out, but one question at the end of my visit shook me to the core. After meeting with my doctor for about 10 minutes, I exited to the checkout, handed the dot-matrix printout to the cashier and she asked me, “How does April 9th sound?” April 9th?, that’s so far away. How I am supposed to know what my life is going to look like then? At least to the point where I will commit to you that in 7 months, 13 days, and 18 hours, I’ll be right back here where you can ask me that question again. To think that the next time I walk into that building I’ll have a six month old son! There is excitement, fear, joy, anxiety, jubilation, all wrapped into the question of where I’ll be in 7 months. I call these times “calandar moments.” When one look at a future date drags your mind to places you try to avoid. While stressing out over those situations can be a negative experience, the challenge and motivation they provide can be valuable. After the initial shock, I got to revel in the fact that this ambiguous love for my wife’s belly, will become a real, defined, unconditional emotion for a tangible being, and that in 7 months, 13 days, and 18 hours, we’ll be at the beginning of the journey of our relationship. Thanks for everyone’s prayer and support for Brit and me. Keep checking back for updates!


Posted on September 21, 2009, in Ramblings. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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