Little Steps and a Big Leap

Jun 28, 2002

I had a dream the other day. It included a child, more specifically my future child, at about 2 or 3 years of age. It was a quick glimpse of the future, the child and I were together and, if I’m not mistaken, on the front step of a house (I’ll guess my own). The biggest thing I remember is looking at his or her little shoes. At that moment, I awoke and thought, “Oh my God. We’re going to have a child”.

It’s not like I didn’t know. I’ve mentioned it a couple of times here and these days, more often than not, the concept twists around in my brain. However, it is starting to settle in. Our recent OB visit went well. Jenn’s belly is getting a bit harder and bit larger every week and with it, reality is beginning to take hold. For the record, her cute little belly is a sexy little thing.

After all, you only get a couple major events in your life. Graduation, marriage, and children are easily the biggest three that I can think of and, now, the last of those is just around the corner. It will change everything.

I’m still coming to grips with the idea of the wife and I being trusted with such a tiny, precious life. Isn’t there a test we need to take? Ah, yes, the answer is A, isn’t it, no B? Where are our references? The dog and the cat may vouch for us, but it isn’t like they are anxious to voice their opinion. I’d like to see your qualifications, sir.

What a challenge ahead. It’s not a stretch to say that his or her first little steps in those little shoes will be a huge leap in both my life and that of my wife. I only need to temper my anxiety with my impatience. I can’t wait. I just can’t wait.

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  1. Mom
    July 28th, 2002 at 8:09 pm #

    Ken, I would like you to write your thoughts about getting older, i.e. like Mom and Barry and what about after graduation, marriage, babies? What do you feel you would look forward to. Grandchildren are great and wonderful. But what else do you feel is there. I look forward to reading your comments in this respect. Love, Mom

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