Snow 2

Snow 2

In an unlikely time of mad­ness and chaos, life has emerged with some­thing beau­ti­ful, a boy. Rose and I saw him today doing flips and rolls in a pool way too small. I thought about all times I have said that maybe we were hap­pier being lit­tle astro­nauts float­ing in our first oceans. It is a good thing I can‘t remem­ber being in there. I would have wanted only to stretch my legs. Still, when I am in a car/plane/theater/anywhere all I think about is being able to stretch out. I was want­ing it for him too. Already I am try­ing to make things dif­fer­ent for him. Look out, kiddo.
Then I saw the heart beat­ing away at 140 raps a minute, about twice what it will do when he is grown. So eager, this lit­tle heart, rac­ing away as if it has an unlim­ited num­ber of beats. I loved see­ing that. Even as I sense the chang­ing cadence of my life, today I felt a new syn­cope: me on the toms, boy on the snare, and Rose‘s high hat siz­zling among us, bring­ing the color.

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6 Responses to Snow 2

  1. Bobbi says:

    So exciting a time waiting for this life to be formed…


  2. lee says:

    Though I haven’t been commenting, your recent posts have been touching my heart. This one has just filled it with sooo much happiness. And I know that my joy for the three of you can’t even touch what you must be feeling. I’m so glad that you could experience one of the miracles that your profession offers from the other side….. and know the awe of that perspective. Thank you so much Stephen for sharing such a holy thing.

  3. Barbara says:

    When Rose called me and said you guys found out you were having a boy, it was like this incredible news of a little being joining the world…..what will he bring to you, to Rose, to the world…..hard to take in fully.

  4. P. Voyles says:

    What a heart warming way to spend an ice chilling day.

  5. Yvonne says:

    What an incredible gift to be able to feel, through your words, the awe, wonder and joy you experienced seeing your son for the first time. And what an incredible gift to him someday to be able to read them as well. Congratulations!

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