Judson's Legacy

First Breath


I’m in a hospital waiting room.


I’m waiting for the arrival of a baby.  Waiting for new life to enter this world.  Waiting for a miracle.

I marvel at the fact that in just hours a new little person—a person with her own unmatched personality, her own distinct characteristics, her own precious features—will enter this world.  She will suddenly take her first breath, followed by another, then another…and so her life, apart from her mama’s womb, will begin.

Her parents will gaze upon the face of their only child for the first time and their hearts will fill with a love that they never knew existed until that moment…a love that will stretch them in ways they never imagined but inexplicably move them in ways they never thought possible.

All the anticipation.  All the excitement.  All the fear.  All the unknown.  So many emotions suddenly culminate and commence in that one first breath, that first breath of life.

Having my world rocked by death leaves me all the more in awe of life.

An absolute miracle.

Categories: general life

6 Responses to "First Breath"

  1. aunt sue says:

    beautiful christina

    heart felt

  2. Barbro says:

    What a heartwarming and beautyful blog!

  3. Rebekah says:

    Love this… it IS a miracle. 🙂

  4. Anna says:

    Oh… I think I know who this baby is. I hope everything went well for the B family.

  5. I missed this blogpost because of vacation… Congrats to S

  6. NamePeter says:

    makes me wanna have kids. maybe I should work on getting married first…

    miss you guys!!!

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