A few contractions here and there and I began to think about my non-existent plan for when the ball drops.
I even tried a couple of practice runs, it didn’t go so well. Bag of clothes – check, snacks – check, diaper bag – check. jump in the car and start backing out of the driveway – I forgot the pregnant woman.
In all of this hectic run-up there have been some very serious outside family issues. So while juggling the soon-to-be-here baby, family circumstances, running the sun, training for the Boston marathon, and the whole being in the Air Force Reserves thing, I’m getting a sense of being in over my head.
Now it’s crazy, but as I think this through I see the light and anticipate this is how the ride will go for the next 20 years or so. In the case of my parents, it’s gone on for 40 years.
Many of you have gone, are going, or will go through this experience. Most of you also have done, are doing, or will do a far better job then I will. This Google thing is only going to take me so far but why not ride this wave of technology. To all of you folks of family I tip my cap, while it’s clean and before it stinks of poop.
Fire drills are not necessarily a bad thing – and neither are the trials of life either.
Now I just have to Google Maps my route to the hospital.
PHOTO CAPTION: Publisher Josh Williams in a snow bank after running out the door on a fire drill with his ‘bug out’ bag. (Photo Provided)
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