New (Year) blog
January 1, 2014 7 Comments
It’s been more than a year since I last wrote, and my life has changed so much.
In this time I’ve ended one relationship and started another; moved country, started a new job and then gained a promotion in that organisation.
I’ve considered what I need in my life and readopted the faith I grew up in. More particularly I’ve followed my Grandfather’s faith of birth and completed the Ritual of Christian Initiation as an Adult at the Catholic Church I attend with my partner, Fiona. I have specific theological and liturgical reasons for choosing this church, but this isn’t the place for that discussion. We have a cool Pope, though.
The biggest change is yet to come. On or around the date of July 11th, I’ll become a father for the first time. This will be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for me – those of you who know me as a longtime children’s librarian will understand the connection I have with children.
I know this is a change that will test Fi and I utterly, and if I’m honest I have to admit I have no idea if we’re ready, whatever “ready” is.
I do know our child will be born to loving parents who also love each other. We’re surrounded by a community of family and friends that will be there to help.
Ready? I’m eager. Now, if we can just get through the next bout of morning sickness…