Some of you won’t get why this is a big thing… but those of you who read my blog regularly or my sister’s will understand. We both have a relationship with dad that could be described as conflicted. He hasn’t called me since my 16th birthday almost exactly 23 years ago. Any time we talk on the phone I call him. For the past 23 years that’s how it’s been.
I had called him today to tell him something and got the answering machine. I didn’t bother leaving a message because I wasn’t sure he was even in town. But about 15 minutes later my phone rang and it was dad. I was surprised and pleased. He did try, he did make an effort, by picking up the phone. It made me smile.
Now, I have to share what I was calling my dad to tell him. My step sister is pregnant and the baby is due in early July. I had a dream the night before last that I was in town visiting and I was holding the baby. And the baby was definitely a girl. The fact I dreamed about my step sister is odd to begin with, since we’re really not that close. And I thought it was interesting I would dream that the baby was so definitely a girl. I really haven’t given much thought to the gender of the baby at all. So I called dad just to share this odd thing with him. Imagine my surprise when he told me a recent ultrasound showed the baby is a girl. Of course, I had a 50% chance of being right, but I just thought the whole thing was odd.