Friday, March 12, 2010

The Gift Of Life

baby feet

Pardon my absence yesterday. I know you will understand as you continue reading this post.  Several weeks ago, my close and dear friend, Christine, asked me to be a part of the birth of her second son...as a support to her and her husband and also to document this special occasion through photos.  I can't even describe how it made me feel.  To be a part of something so special and intimate, I was overjoyed to say the least.

The only births I have been a part of was birthing my 2 little sweeties.  Being on the other side was so different.  I could identify with what she was feeling but felt helpless.  But my identifying definitely helped me to pray for her, knowing exactly what she was going through.  But enough about me, because that's not what this post was about.  This is about the miracle of life...

Seeing the pain and effort a mother goes through to seeing that baby come out is something that is so amazing.  If you've seen it, you know what I mean.  It's hard to describe, because it's that incredible.  Life...it's simply amazing.  And the way God created a woman's body to deliver a baby...well...it's just awesome.  Tears quickly welled up in my eyes as I saw him for the first time, and then I remembered, "Oh, yeah, I need to get some shots!" 

As I drove home from the birthing center, in my sleep deprived fogginess, just as the sun was starting to rise, I just had to smile as I knew I just witnessed the miracle of life.  And it was incredible...

So congratulations, Jake and Christine!  He's perfect!

sweet little ty 
Ty Matthew
9 lbs, 8 oz, 22 in. long
March 11, 2010, 4:55 AM

4 comments :

Debbie O said...

I've given birth to six children yet it was so different getting to watch my granddaughter be born. It was an incredible experience...and such a privilege.

The whole process is so incredible. To stand there as my daughter, whom I gave birth to, is now birthing her own child...it was a full circle kind of moment.

Love the picture of the babies foot!

blissful_e said...

Oh he's gorgeous!! And so much hair!!

Well done as a birth supporter, Jen. I'm sure Christine will never forget the precious and unique role you played in her son's amazing birth! Having been wonderfully supported in three births, I can say that each birth supporter is worth his/her weight in gold!!

Lindsey Kaufman said...

I got teary-eyed reading this post! I'm so happy for Jake and Christine and that you were able to be a part of that special time with them. How fun!

Stacy said...

Such a sweet post! I can't wait to see him in person. the pics I've seen that you took are all so beautiful!

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