Friday, February 01, 2008

Sleepless in Seattle--But For Good Reason

This week was a pretty big deal for my ex's family. His brother and sister in law gave birth to one of the most beautiful baby girls the world has ever seen.

What's the big deal? It's not big so much as nearly miraculous. It was not an easy road. My BIL nearly missed the turnoff altogether. Luckily he took a detour that brought him this amazing little person and someone just as amazing with whom he can raise her.

This momentous occasion brought full circle a year that was really difficult for that family. Just under a year ago they lost both a mother and grandmother. Who knew that in such a short time this little bright light would come along and bring so much hope.

I'm deeply, deeply happy for them. For the first time in a while I am reminded how powerful love is, and that regardless of what is said or done or believed or presumed, the love I feel for my brother in law, who sat cradling my own new daughter in his arms only seven short years ago, and his new life, is real. This is the accomplishment of his lifetime and he and the missus deserve all the love that can be rained down on them and their new bundle of amazement.

Baby Bee's birth starts a new circle, one full of hope and sadness and tears and joy and all the rich things of life. My heart is just full for them, full of happiness and gratitude that they've got this wonderful ride to look forward to. No better song to celebrate new parents and the ferocious and poignant eternal love a baby evokes than Joni Mitchell's Circle Game.

All my love to the delightfully sleepless family in the great Pacific Northwest.

The Circle Game


At February 02, 2008 9:22 AM, Blogger Shameless Agitator said...

Congrats to your ex-BIL and wife, and welcome to the world, little one!


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