You know those moments where life hits you like a ton of bricks? You fall back bewildered, surprised, and shaken. You don’t feel the after effects all at once. It just starts as a tiny tingle from the impact spot and moves like a wave over your body until you realize what just happened.
A ton of bricks just hit you.
And then you start to cry. Not because it hurts but because something just knocked you over, and said Hey-Hi-You-in-there-Hello-Wake-up.
This happened to me last night.
I saw a photograph of Nathan and I.
And, it woke me up.
There were only two smiley faces in that photo.
There were only two bodies to worry about, feed, clothe, entertain, love.
There was a lot of familiarity in this photo.
And, I started to tingle from my heart outward.
And, I started to cry because my mind was able to finally fully realize.
We are going to be parents.
We are going to be three.
We are going to be unfamiliar and uncharted.
And so I replied Hey-Hi-You-Hello….I-see-you.
There’s really no need to knock me over like that.
But thank you.