A few of you may have noticed that I wasn’t around yesterday. There is a very good reason for that! Yesterday I witnessed a miracle . . . I was blessed to be invited by my son and daughter-in-law to be present when my beautiful Granddaughter came into the world. I need to start by saying that my daughter in law is AMAZING! She went through the entire process with barely a moan – she was so brave and strong, and I am so proud of her. My son was the picture of supportive, loving and nurturing husband and father. No matter what the need, he was right there to fill it for both his wife and his daughter. There is no way on this planet I could be more proud of him than I was yesterday, watching that soft side of him lead him instinctively to take care of his family.
Most of us agree that babies are incredible – but they are truly miraculous! Watching that little human come into the world, knowing that she was a part of my son, part of ME, filled me with such awe, and humbled me in a way that few things ever could. The perfection of those slender fingers, the perfectly formed curve of her ears, her incredible little toes . . . watching the expressions she gets on her face . . . and watching her dream! Her little eyes moving back and forth under her closed eyelids . . . I can’t help but watch, wishing I could know what it is she dreams after only a few hours of life. Looking around at the world every single day, I think that any of us can agree that God is an incredible artist, but truly, when He creates new life, the perfection shakes the soul to the very center and brings new meaning to everything we see and do – awakens a joy that may have been sleeping. At least, as I gazed upon this innocent, pure little creation, this is what I experienced in a profound, life changing way.
It is my pleasure to introduce to you, Baby B. – the girl who changed my world yesterday.