The bud is on the bough again,
The leaf is on the tree.
~Charles Jeffreys, 1807-1865, The Meeting of Spring and Summer
Spring, when from the Earth, life bursts forth anew, calls to mind other births I have witnessed. I remember as a young child, watching, enthralled, as my neighbor's collie gave birth to her puppies. Later I watched my cats have kittens. This always seemed such a miracle--new young lives, soft and fluffy, emerging from within an already existing being.
Much later, I witnessed the birth of a friend's child. And there were my own two children, if witnessing is what you can call what I did.
Being pregnant with my firstborn, a son, was an amazing experience as I felt the life within me stir. The time of his birth remains a special number to us.
My daughter was born at home with 2 midwives, an experience over which we still marvel.
This post is for the etsybloggers' street team carnival which asks us to tell of a memorable birthday. This carnival will be posted on Monday, April 26 on Joey and Aleethea's blog.
Happy Birthday, Sandra!