In childbirth, the last stage of active labor is called transition. It is the hardest part of labor for many women. It certainly was for me. I panicked. I begged for them to just let me go home. I wailed pitifully when they wouldn't let me leave. But soon enough it was over and forgotten, as I found myself face-to-face with the newest member of my family.
And so now I am in a transitional stage in life. Everything is changing very rapidly for me. I know I am doing the right thing, but it's still hard to cast aside efforts and plans that just aren't going to work anymore. I can only have faith that I can get through this hard part and move on to something better.
I am almost there. Just a little longer.