|This photo of my daughter is here just to break up the text, but it was taken outside the hospital. heh.|
Today is the time to talk about the wonder I got to experience. Having the privilege to be present at the birth of my niece moved me closer to a place of peace about my own birth. It was powerful and beautiful at the same time. I was simply amazed at my sister's strength. Earlier during labor she had been in pain and maybe a bit scared but when it came time to push, she was in the zone, concentrating on the task at hand. After the baby was delivered, I hovered like a worried mother hen watching the doctors intently. I am sure they felt my icy cold gaze as I bore holes into the back of their heads. I wasn't able to relax until I saw them sit up and bring the baby back to my sister.
Anyhow, the birth of a human is awe-inspiring. All I can say is if you ever have the opportunity and honor of witnessing a birth, do not miss out on it. It. is. amazing.
This year Mother's Day is on May 12. I have a host of mother's day gifts to get and this year I want to get something special for Shellie (my momma-in-law), my mother, and of course my sister. So I'm asking you to help. What handmade gifts would you love to get or give for Mother's Day?
|And another photo to break up text. ;) This flower arrangement was made by Aria and her friend Sanjana. Isn't it pretty? It reminds me of Spring.|