If I had nine months to plan my wedding, I probably would have been a calmer bride. Probably not. I don’t handle the unknown well. As a new kallah, one of my mentors reminded me and my chattan that the wedding day was just a few hours long and advised us not to get hung
She’s the kind of person that you consult with about the best brand of organic sprouts to buy. So how is it that she is so into caesareans?
Will the baby be born in the middle of the night? What will happen if Dad is at work? What if I go into labor during Shabbat?
With an inescapable pain in her heart, she, bereft of children, chooses to embrace the here-and-now.
Sharing a hospital room with one even less fortunate than she, this woman recalls the end of a Jewish nursery rhyme: “…Hashem is truly everywhere.”
Her best chance to have a child is to carry and nurture the egg of another.
She cannot decide if it’s a chance she wants to take.