This post I had ready to go out in January.....9 months prior to departure. But with the health issue - it got put on the back burner. I loved thinking about this post last year.....cause I knew what I wanted to write back then!!! So here goes.....
9 months.......and counting
No not a baby, but the gestation period prior to embarking on this amazing family journey is just like being pregnant. So we are about 9 months away from heading down the coast to our jump off point in VA. down to the Caribbean. Just as a baby is in constant growth and change during gestation....so will this journey of preparation and alteration.
Babies come when they are good and ready - right now we know our departure is definitely in September. But we have a bushel full of unknowns that hang around us as we attempt to put our house up for rent. We cannot do this trip if the house is not rented. But I have faith that we will we find a wonderful family to rent our home - I know the universe will provide us that. I Hope!?! That unknown makes packing things up difficult...but I am still doing it. You know, I think everyone about every 10 years needs to act like they are moving out. To Un-clutter their lives and spaces of the accumulation. The things that are not needed anymore get passed on or thrown away. Simplicity.
I know when Liam and Calan were born, I felt those moments of simplicity when rocking them to sleep. Nothing else mattered except connecting with that baby. Just hours of staring into the wonder of the miracle.
9 months of anticipation and then that sweet connection.
It is a beautiful thought, just like this trip is meant to be!