I won’t be able to give justice to the last 12 hours, but today I witnessed the birth of a child. 

When the parents, dear friends, asked if I would like to be present there was no hesitation to experience an event I would have very few chances to behold.

And though there were many hours of waiting, with nurses and doctors visiting every few notches on the clock to monitor progress, the arrival of their daughter came quickly. 

In those last moments of pushing, in throes of fear and wonder, my eyes filled with tears that coursed through every fiber of being. 

And all of a sudden, she was


My gratitude is endless.

A video of the day:

Some more photos from the day: