The right car
There is a song I love by Catie Curtis called Magnolia Street. (You can start counting the huge lesbian references in this post now. This is number 1.) It’s a beautiful love song that basically talks about falling in love swiftly and knowing it is right. There a line in it that says, “I’m in the right car”. That line keeps repeating in my head.
This is not a love story although someday you’ll hear the amazing one I have that involves Lake Michigan beaches, talks about public transportation, a twix bar, and homemade roses. But that is not today’s story.
While ttc we always talked about why that month was the right month. Whether it was when we’d tell people or when the baby would be born. Each month was devastating, especially when we passed the point where we could announce to our parents for Christmas. Every month was the right month.
But now that we’re here I’m so happy with how the timing worked out. The schedule was released today for the Little League Softball World Series. This is less than two hours from us and we love going (2). It will be six weeks prior to my due date so we’re hoping things are going to go well enough that we can take one last weekend getaway. We decided to spend too much money to go see Joan Baez and the Indigo Girls (3) this summer since who knows when we’ll get to go to a concert again. We have camping trips planned around things we’ve wanted to do but have not yet done. We get to go to Michigan and see our families in two weeks and get to be there as our best friend’s daughter turns two. We have a summer list that we have this last little bit of time to do as two before becoming three.
I told Lesley today that this fetus knows we needed that. We’re summer people and need this summer to be the calm before the storm. We need to love each other and see the ocean and hike in the woods. We need to kayak at our favorite spots and lay in our hammock and enjoy summer nights. And this little being knew that. The plan was out of my control and I gave up on getting pregnant at the right time but I had no idea the right time was coming. But here we are – in the right car.