a particular day

February 10, 2007

arrival

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.

Here.

My gratitude is endless.

A video of the day:




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Comments

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

Posted by: Alana | Jul 11, 2007 12:48:52 PM

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.)

Posted by: fantasy weather league | Feb 12, 2007 2:02:50 PM

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!

Posted by: Chris Glass | Feb 12, 2007 1:11:30 PM

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

Posted by: Heather | Feb 12, 2007 12:49:41 PM

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.

Posted by: A.J. | Feb 11, 2007 3:23:24 PM

Indeed Draplin. Indeed.

Posted by: Chris Glass | Feb 11, 2007 2:28:23 PM

Absolutely amazing.

What a wonderful world. Really.

Posted by: draplin | Feb 11, 2007 5:37:32 AM

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