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:

Posted on Vimeo

7 responses to “arrival”

  1. draplin Avatar

    Absolutely amazing.
    What a wonderful world. Really.

  2. Chris Glass Avatar

    Indeed Draplin. Indeed.

  3. A.J. Avatar

    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.

  4. Heather Avatar

    What an absolutely wonderful video you’ve created. I love visiting your site and catching a glimpse of your view into the world.

  5. Chris Glass Avatar

    A smile to you AJ, and thank you kindly Heather (you may note I moved the video off site and to another entry) But all’s good!

  6. fantasy weather league Avatar

    Wow, instant tears.
    Thanks for sharing this. I’m happy for you to have been a part of this (and doubly happy for the new parents.)

  7. Alana Avatar

    Chris, you amaze me. What a delicate, delicious gift for the parents and child!