I’ve been blessed to watch life begin on more than one occasion. And every time it happens, I pause and take a quick but deep breath. These little beings work so hard to make it into this world and then all of a sudden they are here, shocked by the cooler than womb air and those un-muffled noises. And we grown-ups look at each other and let out gasps of joy and relief and love. Life just began and is so amazing.
I was lucky enough to be there when this little guy entered our world, and I have a little feeling I’m going to see much more of him. But for now, here he is amongst his people, the ones who love him and who brought him into this world.