Yesterday I had a beautiful experience. I witnessed life. And it wasnt just in the birth of an astoundingly beautiful baby boy. But the wonders & beauty of “life” all around me. From great determination and the conquering of fear as my bestie pushed past pain that so had scared her. I witnessed tenderness in a mother that I didnt know existed as I observed Connie comfort and support a daughter she had long ago chose to adopt at the most vulnerable time in that daughter’s life. I witnessed health care workers unjaded by their professions who truly cared about their patient, while remaining calm and in control of a situation. I witnessed tears of joy and relief. I witnessed elated excitement with the crowning of Micah’s little head and who would’ve thought that seeing a little bit of hair would become such a significant highlight of the day.
I also witnessed and was a part of a true support system and inner circle, and saw firsthand how important that is in life and to people. To belong. To have a secured place in the lives of others. To have purpose. There is no better feeling. There is no greater satisfaction than being called to service, and to stepping up. I was so thrilled to contribute laughter, encouragement and support and thank you ladies for the opportunity; it shall always remain one of the greatest days of my life.
On a political sidenote: In a world where gays and lesbians must fight for the very same rights granted to others by our Nation’s Constitution, I applaud Denise and Maryann for building a modern-day family. Your love and success in doing so supports the cause….that we are no different from anyone else. Our generation will affect the next, just as generations before us paved the road for human rights shared today. You two are now part of that history and your son will influence the people of his generation. Raise him with a kind heart, a stern and guiding hand, and let his dreams soar. He is our tomorrow.
I love the three of you, and am honored to be inside your circle