Monthly Reflections Rug: December's theme

The theme for the Monthly Reflections Rug in December is "Awaiting". I am thinking of advent and the coming of Christmas and the arrival of the Christ child.

But also I am thinking of my own pregnancy six years ago when I awaited the birth of my only son who was born on December 15th. I was forty years old and very ready to bring Alexander into the world, to hold him and look into his eyes for the first time. I never imagined I could love this much.