I found out that Beth was pregnant the day after Tommy was born. The two have been tied together in my head since: her growing belly, my growing baby.
My wonderful friend Julie told me that yesterday was the first day of Passover, in which those of the Jewish faith leave their doors open to symbolically welcome the prophet Elijah. The Elijah of the Hebrew faith was said to promise relief and redemption, to restore hope in hearts and to lift spirits.
Yesterday? We welcomed our Beth's Elijah. Open doors, open arms. Sighs of relief at his perfection. Redemption in the promise of life. A restoration of hope and faith and belief in greatness. Our spirits soaring higher than we could ever imagine.
He is here.