More than halfway across the country in a different time zone a new beginning started at 5:00 AM this morning with the birth of my first grandchild. His parents were well prepared, but can anyone prepare for the roller coaster that is birth? He is here safely and "nursing like a champ" to the delight of both parents and all nurses involved.
I won't get to see him for another month or so but my mother was RIGHT when in 1980 upon first sight of the Lawyer she shrieked, "This is SOOOOO much better than actually HAVING a baby!" (And I'm adopted.)
I feel the same thrill, the same breathtaking punch in the gut of the WONDER of human life.