Monday, July 24, 2006

Getting used to the idea

It really is happening. Mrs T has been wary of admitting it, but it really is happening.

We’ve had a very busy weekend, with friends visiting and trips out, and she said last night that she was glad to have had something to take her mind off “what might be happening inside” her. She’s also mentioned that her lateness could easily be down to the stressful last week of term she’s just worked through. (I agreed that this could well make her late, but wouldn’t account for the positive test of last Thursday.) She didn’t seem convinced. But now we’ve got a couple of days further down the line (day 35 today) and her temperature is staying up with no sign of anything happening, she’s allowing herself to believe that it really might be true. At least, she asked me to pop into the chemist at lunchtime today and pick up another test kit. I’ll let you know tomorrow how it went.

She also asked me to tell one of our friends. Just one. Mrs T has not been going to church for some time now, her faith having taken a real bashing after all she’s been through, but she did ask me to ask this particular (from the list a while back) to “pray lots”. Said friend was suitably excited, but very good at keeping it under wraps as I told her the little there is to tell so far.

It really does feel great to be reporting things like this. At last A Nice Cup Of Tea can once again become “The Diary of an Expectant Father.”

3 comments:

SaraS-P said...

Sounds like Mrs. T will have to admit soon that she is really an expectant mother. I guess it will become more real with a few more tests and a trip to the doctor.

lauralu said...

i'm with mrs t regarding church - who would want to commune with (let alone worship) a god who had the power to do something but stood by and allowed her brother to be killed or her father to die or her wanted pregnancy to end?

i hope the new test will bring more joy to your house. :)

D said...

Sorry T, just have to comment on lauralu's comment. As I said to Mrs T if God did have the power to do something but stood by and allowed her brother to be killed, father to die and preganancy to end I wouldn't want to commune with such a God. But this isn't a God who exists, except in the minds of some people, often those who have had really tough experiences like Mrs T. If God is love, which he is, how could he just cooly sit by and watch people suffer? He doesn't and his compassion reaches out to everyone regardless of what situation they face, including lauralu.