A Time For Miracles

Yesterday was Christmas – a celebration that marks the birth of a very special baby.

Like every year, this Christmas too was a family event for me. Going for the customary mass in the morning, lunch with the family in the afternoon, along with the usual decorating of the tree, partaking of sweets, etc.

What was different was the fact that this will be our last Christmas as just husband and wife. Next year, this time, there will also be a little baby of our own to witness the festivities !

I am told that it is due some time this Feb. I am also cautioned that babies tend to have a mind of their own, and that the actual delivery may be any time plus or minus fifteen days.

To be honest, it still hasn’t hit me. Sure, there’s been a lot of reading up on the subject, and a lot of talking to others "more experienced" than us in this department. Off late, there has also been some shopping for baby clothes and preparing the house for its arrival. I even tested a script-based page that provides automatic updates on the development of the baby, week to week!

But it still hasn’t hit me. And I wonder what it will feel like when it does.

In the meanwhile, the wife keeps getting bigger and heavier. And I keep searching for more websites that help us get comfortable with this…phenomenon… this miracle called "Life".

P.S. : Isn’t it funny how, with all the science and knowledge in the world, no one can still pinpoint, at what stage Life begins?