Anticipation,or being enthusiastic, is an emotion involving pleasure, excitement, and sometimes anxiety in considering some expected or longed-for good event. (Thanks Wiki)
Nothing more Spring like than the anticiaption of a new life, and we deserve this,especially at the end of such a hard, cold winter. This winter has been especially hard for the Trochesset Tribe, emotionally, spiritually, and physically, so these new petite lives are a much needed pick me up; a celebration of life. As one door closes, another door opens.
The day or two before a birth is just agonizing. . . . the contant checking, rechecking, and checking again . . . the wishing and praying and hoping . . . the excitement, the worry, the anxiety.
And then, the first signs of labor; there really is a little life about to emerge. The constant need to find a comfortable position to rest; a moment in the pain and pleasure.
Then, a nose, a couple hooves . . . and it's out . . . rub, rub, rub. . . breathe, breathe . . . BREATHE!
Life is good!
The baby boy (Buck)