Saturday, January 22, 2011

He's Here, Yeah!

Yesterday my youngest sister had her first baby. The entire family has been anxiously awaiting Ariel's arrival, and he made us wait an extra 5 days. Her husband, my Mother and the sisters were able to be present for the birth. Having had all c-sections all I have to say is WOW. It was absolutely amazing. My sister has long been known to have an extremely low pain threshhold so we were expecting lots of screaming and crying. Oh how wrong we were. It was as if she'd done it dozens of times before.

What I marveled at {and am still marveling at} is my sisters reaction to him when they handed him right up to her. You could just FEEL the love rush over you. The tenderness of meeting your baby face to face for the first time is something that only happens a few times in a lifetime and there's no greater moment in life. So much worry, planning and excitement comes together in that one moment. When it's happening to you you don't stop to really know that that process is happening, it just seems to whirl by so quickly. To see it happen to someone as close as a sister and being able to experience that joy through her is a powerful thing.

5 comments:

Cassie said...

Ahhh.... he's precious Lisa!
He's already so loved by his auntie Lisa, your beaming with joy.
Congratulations to your Sis & family!

Hugs,
Cassie

Cindi said...

Sooo Cute!!! Congratulations to your family. What an exciting time.

Marnie said...

Pure joy! Pure love. So sweet.

Thanks for sharing!

connie said...

What a loving auntie you'll be! Congrats, it's a wonderful gift...so happy for your sister and family!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Congratulations, Aunty!