Photograph by: Karen Holmes
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
In the moments not long before a newborn’s birth, “exits” curiously come into view. Cleverly disguised within the departures are bursts of freshness poised for courageous appearance. Mother and father join baby as old roles depart and new ones begin. Even grandparents go through a novel transformation as the child of their child brilliantly enters the world.
I like that my granddaughter was born on the cusp of spring, in a time when newness brings with it a soft song of expectation. If I stand still long enough, I believe I can feel a sweet breeze waving goodbye to a season’s end and bringing with it a new song for me to sing... I will be glad to learn the words.