Monday, May 21, 2012

The Bigger Picture: A New Sweet Song

We keep whispered vigil in the early morning whisps of Sunday sunrise.

Vigil

Quiet, the hum of the fan fades into the elongated mmmms of labor escaping from pressed-together lips.

Light

We are dawn-light drenched mother robins perched in the branches of trees, awaiting the first chirps of a small baby bird to add song to the praise chorus of encouragement.

A steady rhythm finally breaks the staccato song of building contractions as morning twilight gives way to full sun.

Fullness in time, a mother's body knows

lets go

and

tiny lungs clear, belt out a tune of beautiful cries --

a crescendo to the swan song of labor

that fades into the beginning verses of a new sweet song we welcome gladly to our ears.

  E eyes closed

Welcome to the world baby girl, EV. Yours is the song we've been awaiting. May He make your life a song of praise.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful post and congratulations to your family on a sweet addition!

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    1. Thanks, Janelle!! Can't wait til you see her in person!

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  2. Stunning! What a beautiful privilege it is to be at a birth. She is beautiful!

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    1. It was SUCH a great privilege! Such a beautiful memory.

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  3. Such a great ode to childbirth ~ I wondered when the photos and captions showed up on intstagram what was happening...I was hoping no one was ill. Such a sweet surprise to visit here this morning and learn this! You capture the rhythms and heart of it so well.

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    1. Oh, it was the sweetest! The sweetest surprise for me, too. Thanks, Adrienne!

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  4. SO BEAUTIFUL!!! This piece, the writing, your baby sobrina, and His gift to us. LOVED this.

    CONGRATULATIONS, HY!!! xoxox

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  5. Congratulations Auntie!!! And Congrats to J...You are now initiated into world of motherhood, and you are welcomed with open arms.

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  6. Oh. Beautiful.

    Congratulations!

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  7. Gorgeous, Hy! Congrats to all of you!

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