Hazy Days of Baby

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The early days with a baby remind me a bit of college. Alternately sleepless and stressed, joyous and fulfilled. Just like passing a difficult test, one could sit and beam over this little bundle of accomplishment for days. As new parents we’re all a little spent, but content surrounded by our own people. The world is moving impossibly fast, but this time is limited. Seemingly unimportant snippets hang there before us just a little longer. We appreciate a second of quiet reflection before something inevitably crashes into the periphery.

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We hibernate in our small expanse, burrowing into our community. For now, there’s just this family and the beauty of this small town.

Nate and I watch in awe at the small distractions, the trappings of the life we’ve made here. We’re in a place where farmers raise pigs and best friends ride together on horseback. I wake up early to see them and watch the fog settle beneath those hooves, into the high grass.

I almost sympathize with those gentle blades.

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