The Adventure

Live Your Story, Explore Your World

Waiting for You

I feel the rhythmic beat of my heart
counting the seconds until your arrival.

I can see you in there,
kicking, stretching, pushing against
the boundaries of your world…

Soon, little man, there will be a
great big world for you to discover.
It needs you to push against your boundaries too.

It’s beautiful, scary, and amazing
all at once, but don’t worry
I’ll be your guide.
We will explore it together.

You’ll learn to create, to share, to give.

To Love.

I Love You.

And until we meet face to face
I’ll keep counting heartbeats
and dreaming of you.

About Cole Bradburn

I'm a writer and doctor in lifelong pursuit of health, happiness, and adventure. I currently live in Raleigh, NC with the love of my life and our amazing boys.

  • This is awesome Cole. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and emotions. You show more grace and confidence than I did . I didn’t know how to process any of it until I first held my daughter in my arms. 

    • Thanks Jim!  Every time I think I’m wrapping my head around it, I’m overwhelmed by it.  It seems so surreal.  

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

      • My pleasure. You just wait. You ain’t seen NOTHING yet. Haha. You’ll do fantastic. If you ever need to rant or rave to another dad, I’m always glad to lend an ear. That’s one thing I wish I had sought out when my first daughter was coming. I kept busy and acted like it was not really happening as opposed to seeking someone else out to just talk things through. Not the best way to process things in retrospect. Haha! 

        • I’m sure I will need it, thanks for the offer.  I think just by my nature I wouldn’t actively seek out a willing ear w/o an invitation.  It will be great to have other dad’s to talk it through.  Appreciate you.

  • That just made a terrible past 12 hours a whole lot better! You are amazing!

  • Cole, found you’re stuff from Dan Black and incredibly unique man- encouraged by your heart for your future son and your love for him! 

    • Thanks David.  God has been so good to us, and I am fascinated and overjoyed that He saw it fit to give us a son.  I feel like I am learning about love all over again, and I haven’t even met him yet.  Thank you for not only visiting, but taking time to comment, I really appreciate it.

  • Love the poem, especially this part:
    It’s beautiful, scary, and amazingall at once, but don’t worryI’ll be your guide.We will explore it together. 

    • Thanks JB, it’s a new adventure for me and I can’t wait to begin it with him.  Thanks for taking time to leave your thoughts.