April 11th, 2005

Waiting for Jack

Yesterday while we were walking down crowded Broadway, Andy stopped me, bent down in the middle of the sidewalk, and tied my shoe (which I can now barely see over my belly). Right in the middle of the sidewalk. People had to maneuver around us. My heart was singing on Broadway.

I don’t want to ever be caught taking moments like this for granted, because I know how lucky I am to be married to someone for whom acts of kindness such as this are first nature. Expecting this baby has brought about so many new feelings that sometimes I think I’m going to be swallowed up in the sheer emotionality of it all. Andy and I are always talking about how excited we are to finally have Jack with us, to hold him and play with him and grow with him. But what Andy doesn’t know (until he reads this, I guess) is that a huge part of my excitement is that Jack will get to meet his dad soon. I feel most blessed when I think that I’ll get to be here to watch Andy becoming a father. Jack’s anticipated arrival is surprising me with the realization of how much more I will love this man, how much more I will learn about him, and from him, as he loves our child. I get to witness this. The thought fills me with so much joy that it hurts.

Posted by: Sarah on April 11th, 2005
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