I was going to shut down this blog, but I’m back. I’ve quoted Burns before and I’ll quote Burns again: “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men/Gang aft agley.”
Gang they will, and agley you’ll find them.
My wife went into labor Friday night about two minutes to midnight. Twenty hours later, Byron was born via C-section. So much for labor books and classes and special exercises. Byron was, like MacDuff… well, you know or you don’t. It wasn’t what we planned. All I could do was put on the paper scrubs and “watch” from behind a screen. It was scary but Mom is fine and although baby was blue at first, he is now doing fine also and is coming home tomorrow.
It wasn’t we had planned, but I have it on good authority that nothing to do with parenting is what you had planned.
He’s such a great little baby, though. Just look at him…
Like another Scot, George MacDonald, said: “My heart, with gladness filled, Wept and laughed and prayed!”
And like Byron’s namesake poet said (thanks to whoever said this on Facebook): “Life’s enchanted cup but sparkles near the brim.”