Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Ten Years Ago
Ten years ago today, this beautiful girl was placed in my arms not covered in goo, but swaddled lovingly by her birthmother. It was a gift like no other. She spoke calmly to me, telling me when the baby ate last, when her last diaper was changed, how to record all of that information on the nurses clipboard. She took care of her baby bravely until we could get to the hospital. She didn't cry, not in front of us anyway, although we were crying enough tears to fill the Grand Canyon. There was no fanfare, no celebrating relatives, just a quiet transferring of the parental mantel. Self-less love, which is the best kind. This is Myah, a ten year old. Happy Birthday Jillian Jigs we all love you very much, and I hope you have a two-donut day!