I know you are waiting for the punchline here, but I am being for real this time.
I witnessed my aunt giving birth yesterday. It was the first time I had ever seen a baby being born in real life. It was gross and difficult to watch at various points, but it was amazing. The entire process truly is astonishing.
I was thinking about the birthing process. The days hours and minutes leading up to a child being born and then the actual moment when the child arrives. I was thinking about the whirlwind of emotions that surround it. There are so many. There are moments of excitement, anxiety, calm, pain, relief, and joy, just to name a few.
It’s sort of appropriate when you think about it. Such a range of emotions packed into this small time frame, creating a tapestry of emotions similar to one you would see over an entire lifetime. In essence the moment when life is brought into this world provides us with a pretty vivid snapshot of life. Life is full of uncertainty, life is full of pain, life is full of joy, life is full of love.
It really is amazing. Gross, and difficult to watch, but amazing nonetheless.
Baby Anayah ladies and gentlemen…