The husband captured the moment.
Wife contemplating months of mothering.
The waves, the metaphor for the back and forth of the season.
Just when she thought a course had been charted, a decision reached, a new question would wash ashore.
The weight of the world rested on those shoulders.
And then it was over.
And now she can’t quite remember why it was all so hard, in part because this season has welcomed a new hard.
The heavy is here and the waves aren’t retreating.
So she will once again stand at the edge. She will ponder the places he’s calling her to.
She will remember that the hard brings the happy.
And she will be grateful for this gift.