Parenthood as Waiting

My second child was born a week ago today, and the awe generated by that experience is still pouring out of me. Awe from seeing my wife transform during a heroic 27 hour labor. From holding my daughter in the very first seconds of her life. From watching her these past days and nights as she begins to reveal herself to a curious world. Yet as I reflect on the birth, and perhaps seek new insights for parenting now that I have two children, something that was only in the corner of my eye during the labor keeps coming to mind.

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