a welcome and beautiful one

I won’t be able to give justice to the last 12 hours, but today I witnessed the birth of a child.

When the parents, dear friends, asked if I would like to be present there was no hesitation to experience an event I would have very few chances to behold.

And though there were many hours of waiting, with nurses and doctors visiting every few notches on the clock to monitor progress, the arrival of their daughter came quickly.

In those last moments of pushing, in throes of fear and wonder, my eyes filled with tears that coursed through every fiber of being.

And all of a sudden, she was.


My gratitude is endless.

A video of the day:

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7 responses to “arrival”

  1. yesterday i held a newborn baby for the very first time… so very excited to watch him grow in the years ahead.
    his name is Bode, so i guess he’s gonna be a gnarly hunk.