Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A million times this


I'm working hard and don't have much time to post right now, but post I must, because this child of mine, this beloved full grown man who is a paramedic for the Fire Department, a calling since he was ten years old, delivered a baby today!

Apparently, by the time his ambulance arrived at the home of the mother to be, the birth was too far along to chance transporting her to the hospital and so my son and his partner delivered the infant right there in her living room, attended by the baby's father and her grandmother. Mother and infant are doing just fine.

My son called his dad and me as he was driving home, sounding jubilant and exhausted. "Well," he said, "the call I was most terrified to get happened today, and I delivered a healthy baby girl." I thought my poor heart would burst from happiness and pride. My boy did that.

He answered this life-giving call on the birthday of one of my closest cousins, who grew up with me like a sister. That's her, below, enjoying the birds of paradise her family brought her on this blessed day, when her nephew and my son honored us all by bringing a new life into this world, his first time. There may be other deliveries, but I will never forget this baby girl.


15 comments:

  1. That is so amazing. It makes me smile.

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  2. That's the most beautiful thing ever! Tell that boy of yours I said Congratulations! (Wouldn't it be funny if he decided to go into midwifery now? HA!)

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  3. This is just so thrilling. How wonderful for him!

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  4. I am so thrilled for him. And so proud for you!

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  5. Looking at this picture I see he and your daughter have the same head tilt thing going on. 💕

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  6. Thank you for sharing these blessings, these joys!

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  7. How wonderful! I got goosebumps just reading about it!

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  8. Wow. Amazing and scary. I guess that sums up babies, amazing and a little scary:)

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  9. This is an incredibly lovely post. Such a nice change of pace, considering all the sadness I see and read everyday on the news...

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  10. how thrilling! that has to be one of life's great moments.

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  11. I love this story so much it makes me smile and brings tears to my eyes at the same time. Your beautiful son has a big fan club!

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  12. What a wonderful man your son is.

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  13. What a beautifully uplifting post recording a mother’s incredible pride in her compassionate son and his first experience of birthing a baby. You have encapsulated it all so perfectly!

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  14. What a fantastic story and how lucky that family is to have your boy answer that call! Whe I first saw the photo, I saw the resemblance between him and your beautiful husband.

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