Wednesday, June 08, 2016
We have liftoff!
It took us a while to get the kite off the ground this morning, and then it kept doing loop-de-loops in the sky before nosediving back to earth. My husband decided that the kite needed more weight to provide stability in gusty winds, so he tied his cell-phone case to the kite's tail and then let it loose. You should have seen that kite rise straight up into the sky! Little E let out all the line and then had to hold tight so the kite wouldn't take her into orbit.
I felt my heart achieve liftoff later in the day when we took little E to the hospital to welcome her baby brother to the world. He took his sweet time arriving--41 weeks and many hours of labor--but he finally arrived with a healthy howl and a growing-boy appetite. When he wailed, little E looked alarmed and said "I don't know how to help him!" How long before that wail becomes another joyful note in the background music of our lives?