As I write this, I am waiting. Waiting for the next phase of life. My daughter is due to give birth now! So, each day we sit and work and wait for the call that will usher us into a new phase of life. We count, and it is quite symbolic that this “counting” of the days and hours comes between Pesach and Shavuot.
(Be sure to check out this month’s post from Sig and Joy on Shavuot and Rabbi Brenner’s meditation on the festival in Thought Pieces).