November 30, 2004

the right metaphor

Everyone keeps asking how we are feeling... obviously things are very different for me than they are for my wife. She's about to go through an experience that is physical, possibly frightening, and deeply emotional. Actually she's calm as a cucumber. For me, well of course it could never be as intense in the same way, but we both have full knowledge that in a few days (hell, possibly today) everything will be transformed (the truth is I've been a bit agitated). So it's one of those funny inflection points in life where you know that you'll be on the other side of the mountain soon, but you don't know what it looks like over on the other side, you don't know where the path is yet, you don't know how long it will take, and there are all sorts of hidden dangers on the way. So right now we stand there looking at it in the distance, contemplating it, and heading inexorably towards it, knowing that one way or another we'll get to the other side as long as we keep going..

Something like this:

posted at 10:51 AM by raul

Filed under: fatherhood


12/01/04 11:14 AM

raul & jenn, you should check out for a day-by-day look at new parenting. the picture of the day is great. Becoming a parent for the first time is just incredible -- you will regard the world in a whole new way and experience a level of love you never knew you had in you. I can still remember how warm my oldest son's cheeks were when i kissed them right after he was born. Good luck!

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