Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Waiting for Summer

It’s late January. Snow patches still line the roads. Temperatures still require coats, and mittens, and hats. And there is still a fairly good chance that an extra ten to fifteen minutes of time will be needed on any given morning to clear snow or scrape frost from our van windows before I can drive the small posse of children that live in my neighborhood to school.

I saw two robins yesterday – which always excites me with the possibility of a spring; but winter’s reign will likely last for weeks (if not months) yet.

Our little family doesn’t actually mind the weather too much (after all, the kids new Christmas sleds are still itching to be used, and there’s hot-cocoa in the cupboard – always waiting eagerly to be made). Still . . . we are all, quite definitely, waiting for summer.

Or, perhaps, I should have said Summer.

A slight difference that -- a capital verses a lower-case s. But, a tremendous difference to us. An eternal one. Because, while most summers will come and go in our lives in much the same fashion, this particular Summer will come . . . and stay.

For sometime, on or around July 29th, we expect to see summer personified: warmth and brightness, laughter and charm, yellow summer hair and blue-sky eyes all wrapped into a real, live, and tiny human.

Our soon-to-be, permanent, and very own Summer.

I’ve been waiting for her. For five plus years I’ve been wondering when she’d be coming. It’s such a relief to know she’s finally on her way. . . .

8 comments:

Linn said...

Oh my excitement!

So, so happy for you all. How blessed this little girl is to be coming to your family. And what a blessing to have her. Congratulations!

Did I mention I was ridiculously happy for you?

Shannon said...

It's really cool because I just realized as I read this that the feelings I'm having right now we're not so much excitement ( although I certainly am so very that) as relief. Then I had a thought of Lila waiting for her cousin Summer to come and it almost made me cry and then another sigh of relief that she's on her way. Thanks for making her body. You're awesome. I love you so much! Oh, and this post was so beautifully written!!!

Jamie M. said...

How exciting!! Congratulations!!

Val said...

I wasn't sure to understand, I miss a few elements here, but I checked on the comments to make sure I was on the right path. Oh it all sounds like beautiful, amazing news!! Can't wait to hear more about Summer!

Nancy said...

Thanks all! One thing that has been so beautiful about this for me is the whole village of people showering us with love and support and cheers of happiness (despite the craziness of it all). Thank you! Thank you!

And Val, yes, I'll need to announce this in a less cryptic manner. I'm sure many of my readers didn't realize there was anything special at all in this post with such an ordinary title. But yes! You are right! A baby girl named Summer who will be born this coming summer :). Your English is AMAZING by the way. If I didn't already know you were French, I'd never guess it wasn't your first language. What a talent. I would LOVE speaking another language fluently!

Andrea said...

Congratulations!

Mr.Mrs.Pack. said...

Congrats again! That is so neat and such exciting news! But you know that this blog post about it doesn't compare to facebook right? Don't get me wrong, I love blogs and reading details. But you must know that in our society nothing is official until it is announced on facebook. So technically. . . you're not pregnant. . .hmmm. . .think you need to get on that! ;)

Nancy said...

Lond, yes! You are totally right! Haha! And I will announce it there eventually. I just have more people there who will be less likely to celebrate with me -- not that they'll say anything, just that I know will shake their heads and think it's crazy. That's fine. They can think it. I'm so content and happy i dont really care; but I've just loved having this bubble of family and friends who are happy for us and excited about it. I've wanted to just bask in that before sharing it more broadly for awhile longer! I suppose anyone could read it here, but .. . less likely. ;) Afterall, bligs aren't facebook!

Now, young lady, go read that email I sent you asking you to do some explaining and EXPLAIN! Post haste! :)

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