Posts Tagged ‘new steps’
A week ago today we we’re awaken with an exciting phone call at 3:33 a.m. Time to make the 1 1/2 hour drive to Tulsa. We we’re on our way to meet our new baby niece. The first grand baby on Cale’s side, a family of five kids…this was a momentous occasion. The night air was warm, with signs of summer, and I couldn’t help but feel something new in the air. Something different. Change.
“On the second day of Kirby Nathan Groves’s life, we had to bring him home from the hospital. I’m not sure what I thought should happen, but I kind of wanted to rent a room there for a while until I got more comfortable with the whole idea of being a parent. . . [it was] as if my son were a little snail that we had just pulled out of a shell. He was smooshy and vulnerable, and I knew I was supposed to provide some kind of protection for him from now on…I couldn’t take my eyes off Kirby. My little snail. Had I ever loved anything or anyone as much as I loved him?” An excerpt by Sarah Groves from “The Art of Being”
I know I’m not a parent yet and can only imagine what it will feel like that day Cale and I bring home our little snail. Maybe it’s the fact that my sister-in law just had her first baby, or maybe my baby clock is really ticking (like everyone at work kept saying) but either way I can’t help but feel like a new parent as we adventure into this new beginning called Green Couch Design. It’s like we’ve been pregnant with these dreams and goals for so long you feel almost numb by the time they actually get here. For Cale and I our love started on a green couch dreaming up this very thing we are jumping into. It’s such an exciting time and yet the reality of these dreams feels very squishy at times. You have to really push out the temptation to be that over protective parent. The one that wants to control everything. The one that wants to make everything safe for our little snail we call Green Couch Design. It’s these moments we have to realize that we we’re made for adventure. And parenting is just that. It’s the opportunity to change a life. And the beauty of it all is that it’s all yours. It’s something you created out of love. I have to remember that. I have to remember that life is full of risks and changes and these are the moments that make life worth living. I have to know that as big as these dreams may seem it’s ok to just cherish today while everythings still small enough to hold in my hands.
Welcome to the world Miss. Emberlea Cadence Dolezel. Dream big girlfriend.