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Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 11.

...the long-awaited due date has arrived, but so far, no signs of the baby actually arriving. We're ready and waiting. and trying to be patient.

It's weird having a joyful event to (potentially) celebrate on this day. There's still so much sadness and loss fresh on our minds. Certainly those feelings won't fade for anyone who remembers that terrible day 13 years ago. For me, the words "nine-eleven" evoke those memories.

When I started sharing Katie's due date, I purposely said "September 11th". A few people commented about that being unfortunate timing. I replied that I thought it was wonderful to add some happiness and joy to the world on that day (I'm not sure any of those commenters were actually friends...in fact I'm pretty sure they couldn't have been, right?!)

And now, after eight or so months of practicing "September 11th", it's a habit. It appears we won't be celebrating a birthday today, but I'm still going to keep saying the date that way. To me, it's an acknowledgement that there is much to celebrate about our country, on this day and every day. This morning, I shared the photo above on Instagram with the caption "11. how I feel today #proud #hopeful #grateful #American".

On a somewhat lighter note, and I hope Katie won't feel too "out in the open" if I share, here's a snippet of the text message exchange we had early this morning.

She was headed into the office for a meeting; thankfully, much of her work has been from home these past few weeks. And with a little more luck, this will be her last in-person appearance until next year!

 

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6 Comments:

Blogger Carole Julius said...

My dear friend Kim's birthday today and it's also the birthday of my friend Ruth's daughter. Kim, of course, was born for the day was made infamous but Ruth's daughter wasn't and I know it was strange at first. I think as more time passes it becomes less of a "thing". My friend Doreen's birthday is December 7th and that's not strange at all. Does this make sense? In any event, c'mon baby!

Thursday, 11 September, 2014  
Blogger Patty said...

I've got several great friends with this birthday too and a niece born the year after...she's okay with it. There's still 9 hours left to this day! ;-)

Thursday, 11 September, 2014  
Blogger Lydia said...

I totally love the flag picture-the perspective is awesome. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that there is a baby coming into our family, like NOW! I'm sure I'm gonna cry when I see him.

Thursday, 11 September, 2014  
Blogger Honoré said...

Perfectly expressed! Baby T's arrival - whenever that time is - eclipses everything. Absolutely!

We wait with you.

Cheers~

Friday, 12 September, 2014  
Blogger margene said...

You know how much Sept. 11 means to me. Life moves forward and we need to find happiness in order to fully acknowledge the sadness of the day. One cannot exist without the other. Any day the baby comes will be a happy day!!

Friday, 12 September, 2014  
Blogger dbshade said...

I messaged you on Ravelry before reading your blog. I now get my answer. I guess there is still no baby. Some of the above comments are very interesting -- the one that mentions December 7 is interesting because I have a friend whose birthday is on December 7. I told her once that I always remember her birth date because it is Pearl Harbor Day. :-)

Good luck and best wishes with all things baby and let us know!

Friday, 12 September, 2014  

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