Sunday, January 28, 2007

Thanks to My Readers

Life has been moving at a slow pace the past few days, but primarily due to the fact that we're not quite sure when daughter number 2 is going to make her appearance. The delivery had been scheduled for the morning of February 6, but some sudden contractions a few days ago led to the "All Hands on Deck!" signal, and the in-laws are here and ready for action. Now we're just monitoring the time between the contractions and waiting for the signal to head for the hospital. The bags are packed, the camera has batteries, and we're ready to go; all I will need (depending on the time of day) is 30 seconds to get my hair put in some sort of acceptable style before we hit the road.

I wanted to thank everyone who took the time to read my last post and leave what were most valuable comments; each was of immeasurable help, and I appreciate all of the kind words, the support, and the prayers. The pendulum has indeed begun to swing in the other direction: a new child on the way, several interviews scheduled for the week, and some little side projects to keep me occupied for a while. A new part of life is coming, and I've learned to accept that it's not under my control -- and that I just need to enjoy the ride. The slushy, brown snow that I talked about last time (which seemed so indicative of the way I was feeling and the it seemed my life was going) has melted away, and it looks like (judging from what I see outside the window right now) that it's going to be replaced by some beautiful new white snow.

Things will get better -- I just need to rely on prayers, faith, and the help of family and friends to keep me on that path. So while there's nothing going on today, I look forward to having lots more upbeat posts in the days and weeks ahead, and -- if I can get my head back into the serious reading I have standing by, maybe some intellectually challenging ones!!


Patchouli said...

"You're about to be given new grounds for believing."

A baby, a baby!
"Didn't I tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?"~~Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour

Anonymous said...

Read this report first, then the former. As you know, I have ridden the layoff train and it is a hard one, but it always goes somewhere--the good news part.

You have a lot of family and friends who know you will land something good soon, including a keeper sized baby.

Your last post sums it up and it was good seeing you last week.

Cousin Doug

Sandie said...

I am so excited for you. It does seem when it rains it pours! Your projects sounds so cool, and I can't wait to see pictures of that new addition!


Patry Francis said...

Look forward to seeing a photo of that new daughter! Meanwhile, sending a ton of good thoughts and prayers your way.

rdl said...

How exciting!!!