(Photo taken and posted with permission 🙂
Life is a miracle, and at a birth I get to witness that miracle, all brand new. In that moment when a new life enters the world, her or his lungs fill with air, fresh, sweet, oxygenated air for the first time. And blood flows to their lungs–instead of bypassing from the heart to the body–for the first time. Their little miraculous bodies are adapting, changing, adjusting, waking up outside. The squeezing they endure through the birth canal signals their beings to action, to get ready for the big world, and then they take their first breath. And turn pink, and scream. 🙂 it’s amazing to be the first to hold these little beings for a moment.
I just watched this awesome video about a doctor that sings to each baby he delivers, Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja. I love his quotes! “It’s a beautiful world we live in. You forget all the crises going on everywhere for a moment when you see that miracle of life in front of you.” I borrowed from his way of celebrating and sang Happy Birthday to my new patient with his mom. 🙂
Life is a miracle
It’s a miracle every time a mother gives birth
Tell me who can say how much a child is worth
A miracle living on this planet Earth
Rotating to the rhythm of the universe
Life! More precious than the rarest stone
More valuable than silver or gold
Life! The essence is invisible,
To the scientific mind it’s impossible
Like the secret of the seed that grows into a tree
The starry galaxies remain a mystery
Oceans and the seas, the air we breathe
God knows that I believe life is a miracle.