Since Heather and I first found out that 1) we were pregnant and 2) I’d be serving at Resurrection, I’ve been planning on taking two weeks off once the baby comes. I knew all along that these two weeks would simply come on the baby’s schedule, but it’s more and more feeling like I can see how things are going to come together now.
Our due date has passed and we’re scheduled for an induction on Tuesday morning if the baby hasn’t yet come. I’m wrapping up a few things in the office now and Monday is my day off. Once I leave here in a few minutes, I’m pretty much done working as a non-parent. When I return to the office, I’ll have a child. It’s pretty exciting (and terrifying) to think about!
Over the next two weeks I’ll be doing all that I can to welcome this new child into our lives and our home and to get settled into the routines of fatherhood. During this time I’ll also be prepping for and teaching a training class at the church and preparing for and preaching in weekend worship on November 22nd and 23rd. I’m anxious about making sure that I do all of these things as skilfully and faithfully as possible and am excited about the incredible opportunities of fatherhood, of this job, and of life in general.