I check my phone.
Nope, nothing. No water breakage yet.
5 minutes later. I check again. Nothing! So I start some work on a Mennonite Church British Columbia Equipper event that I was putting together. 3 minutes later I am checking my phone again!
This other time I was working on a meditation for our baptism Sunday and found myself thinking about what my new baby boy will look like. As my wife puts it “we make beautiful children that don’t look like us.” Will he rock the blonde hair like his brother Asher? Should we name him Manny after the cartoon handy man as Asher strongly suggests?
Our house is saturated with anticipation! We are ready. We are scared. We hope beyond all hope that everything will go smoothly and we will welcome this boy into the world healthy and happy.
I am also becoming aware of my life rhythms and have come to a recognition that I am needing to step away from some things. For the last few months I have had many ideas and half posts that I have just not been able to give the time it rightly deserves.
Although there may be one or two exceptions (book reviews) I am feeling that a slight break from anabaptistly is in order for the next 2 months. I am hoping to explore what a healthy writing rhythm looks like with the new baby, and with new and exciting projects at church. I am happy to keep up my writing over at practicing families, and will dabble in other little and personal writing projects that may or may not see the light of day. Writing will always be significantly formative for me and a staple life-giving practice… I love it!
This will be a time of refreshment, getting to know my new son, trying my thumb at gardening, commuting to work, hanging out in my front yard with my neighbours, heading back to my beloved Winnipeg and reading classic sci-fi novels on my kindle (Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy and 2 or 3 Ender Novels written by Orson Scott Card).
Much love & see you back here in mid August!!
What are signs for you that new life rhythms may be needed? How do you go about implementing those changes?