This is what I saw last night. Nola Serenity, my baby sister’s first baby! Doesn’t she look like she’s smiling here?! I would post something big and important and spiritual, but what could be better than this? What could be bigger or more spiritual?
My mom used to always say that the way a woman acts during labor is a reflection of her true character. For instance, when watching a sitcom where the heroine threw punches at her husband, my mom would remind us that it shouldn’t be like that. You know, out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks kind of thing. And I recently heard a sermon about how these are the very words that Jesus was worried about – the ones that come out when we aren’t in front of a crowd or trying to impress someone.
Who knows if this theory is actually true, but if it is, then my sister gets big Rare Rocks points today. In the middle of the hardest part of labor, she actually looked up at my mom and said, “Wow, this isn’t as hard as I thought it would be.”
“And then she smiled, I think,” the midwife added as the two were telling us the war story.
Now that is Rare Rock material! Happy Birthday, Nola! Happy Motherhood, Tia!