Nick C Posted January 12, 2008 Share Posted January 12, 2008 Every event in preparation for baby has been rough...and I dreaded two more than any, one was the shower, which I would enter at the end and Mom wouldn't be there but the second...the crib. Because when I was done there would be a painted, furnished, appointed baby's room...complete...with a crib. And no mom to see the face of as she walked into the room and saw it all together for the first time. As long as I hadn't assembled the crib, I wouldn't be accutely aware of the fact that there is noone who would be so excited to see this room as mom would have been. Mom upon seeing the room would have been so excited that here it is...her grandchild is almost here. I walked in house two weekends ago, it was quiet, and I said, I'm going to do the crib. And so I walked up the stairs, 6 trips with the parts, two flights of stairs. Laid it all out...silent...and I became aware of the silence...and I didn't turn on a radio or a tv...I assembled the crib in silence...moving slow, to actually minimize noise...thinking of mom as I did it...missing her...thinking of her. Being scared about how I will do this without her. And then it was done. And with a step back to look at the crib in its setting I pictured her approving smile and her excited squinty smile over her grandchild's crib. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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