Saturday, July 05, 2008

My Baby's Baby

ברוך...שהחינו וקימנו והגיענו לזמן הזה
I had the amazing experience of attending the birth of my granddaughter Tamar. My daughter invited me to be at her side during this moving and intimate experience. I was honored and fascinated at being able to witness this process. (Disclosure, I have been there before but never as an observer.)

As I held my daugheter's hand I watched as her daughter's crown, then ear, then almost all her head and finally a shoulder appeared and the midwife pulled her free and out into our lives. We heard her first cry as she filled her lungs with the air of Eretz Yisrael.

She joins us now in that chain of Jewish mothers that Sara our first mother began. There is a unique feeling as a mother that I have a daughter who has herself become a mother. Not just a mother but a mother of a potential mother herself. It is probably as close to immortality as I can come.

I thank God for having given me the opportunity to see this day.
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6 comments:

Rivster said...

Beautifully written!

May Tamar continue to bring joy and happiness to her family and to our people.

Risa said...

Thank you so much, she has so much to look forward to!

elie said...

Mazal tov!

Enjoy every moment.

Risa said...

Thank you Elie!

Ashley said...

Beautiful! It's wonderful to read from your perspective and get a glimpse at what my mother felt during the birth of my son and daughter. I hope to one day share that experience with my daughter.

Stopping by from Blog Gems. =)

TheMadHouse said...

Stopping from Blog Gems. I had sections so my mum never saw my sons being born. It must have been a wonderful experiance

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