How can you wait for a thousand years
When you’ve only lived but thirty-one?
How can you long for whom you’ve never met
And ache till you fear you’ll come undone?
How can you miss one you’ve never known
And sense a void that has never been filled?
How can you hope with patient peace
And yet try to control their arriving will?
And then they come and cry and rest
And nuzzle still on mother’s chest
And the wait is suddenly in the past
“He’s here!” she cries. “At last, at last.”
Crusoe Conrad joined our family September 11, 2016 at 11:48pm.
He measured in at 7lbs 1oz and 22in long.
And for those of you Eagle Eyes who homeschool, yes, that is an orange math counting bear standing guard on the window sill. You can only keep your home spotless for so long when the babe decides to be nearly a week past the date of expectation…