Today I met my baby girl.
It is a reality that doesn't fully hit you until they place her in your arms.
The weekly doctor's visits, growing belly, and uncomfortable contractions
all provide a foreshadowing;
but you never fully comprehend how much and how quickly
you will fall in love and have your life forever changed
until she is there-- in your arms;
until you feel her soft skin, smell her sweet breath, and touch her tiny hands and feet.
And in that moment you forget that there ever was a time when you didn't know her;
a time when your life didn't revolve around her;
a time when you were not complete.
Being reintroduced to my children after a few earthly years
or a few eternal moments apart
is one of my favorite experiences upon this earth.
The veil between heaven and earth is so thin
as these sweet spirits enter their mortal life.
What a time of joy!
What a privilege to be part of that process.
Eve was born at 4:10pm on September 17th, 2009.
She weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces & is 20 inches long.
She is perfect.