Monday, September 15, 2008

Holding Jack

Today, my boss came in to visit us at work with her 6 week old son, Jack. I got to hold him for a couple minutes. While I did, it washed over me: “in four months, I will have one of these.” Four months does not seem like a very long time. Four months, in fact, is not a very long time. Never the less, in about four months, I will have, well, probably about a 3 week old son. What also hit me this morning was just how real it isn’t yet. There are moments of clarity, but only moments. The times when I truly understand that I am going to be a father, responsible for the life of a tiny little person, come in fleeting fractions of seconds. But in those sparks of time, I am filled with joy.


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