I’m taking a few weeks at home with Rachel and Eliza, learning again what it is to have a newborn in the house. I have already had several thoughts develop enough for this space, but want to start with this one.
Eliza is teaching me to simplify.
I know I’ve thought this through before, and even blogged about it before, but holding Eliza is helping me to do one thing at a time. Since I will not be working for most of the next three weeks, Eliza is also helping me learn to trust others. I am blessed to get to work with people I trust completely with our department and our work in my absence.
I updated my Facebook status this morning to share that I was “rocking E in the backyard swing, reading.” A friend observed that I must be multitasking. I wasn’t actually reading while updating my status. Reading while holding her is sometimes iffy as well. More often than not I don’t have a book and reading glasses handy when I sit down to hold Eliza. I am learning to be content in this time; to really enjoy being present with her.
I should treat all my friends so well.