New Life

There’s nothing quite so wonderful and breathtaking as watching the birth of your child.

It started Sunday morning. Jen started feeling those first twinges of labor pains. As the day progressed other issues arose that led us to the hospital, thinking, wondering if she’d be admitted. An hour later we were sent home and told to monitor things on our own. Later that evening we were back in the hospital, admitted, and waiting for things to move along.

And boy did they ever. It took all night and most of the morning, but when the time came it came in a rush. Jen was marvelous. She’s not one to get belligerent and violent during labor. She remains calm, does her breathing, and exemplifies two words: dignity and grace.

There were some scary moments along the way, some complications, but by God’s grace when that glorious moment came, our little Elizabeth was ushered into this world, kicking and screaming, but alive. So alive.

I’ve watched the birth of all four of my daughters and each time have been reduced to a puddle of tears. The wonder of it is too much for me to handle. This child, this baby girl, this precious creation that we’ve been waiting and preparing for going on nine months is suddenly here, fully formed, breathing , moving, crying. She’s part of us. And she’s perfect.

And now we get to raise her, to train her up in the ways of God, to love her and nourish her, to care for her and protect her. God has placed this little life in our hands to shepherd and love.

And we’ll do our best, it’s all we can do.

About mikedellosso

Mike Dellosso is an author of wide-eyed suspense. He writes stories that not only entertain but enlighten.

Posted on March 7, 2011, in Christian Living, Life in General and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Congratulations Mike and Jen!! You can count on my prayers and encouragement as you raise your precious four gems.


  2. Mike, this is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever written. I’m sitting here in tears. That’s all I can say. sniff, sniff!! Hugs and love, Beth


  3. I am sitting here in tears as I read this. My Beth has kept me informed all along the way and we are thankful for your baby and Jen’s safety and your testimony.


  4. Congrats Mike….you have officially one upped me :)!!! Glad to hear Mom and Baby are doing well. You and yours are in our prayers. God Bless.


  5. I’m so thrilled for you and Jen, Mike. Your girls are blessed to have such a wonderful Daddy. Enjoy your new blessing and I expect to see some pictures on line real soon of all of you. You do have a way of reducing us all to tears. I really think you should write a romance. 🙂


    • I love the way you think, Jill, and woul love to write a romance. I do, in fact, have a story in mind that’s along the lines of a Nicholas Sparks novel. I’d love to write it someday . . . when I have time.


  6. Congratulations on your new little one!


  7. Congratulations, Mike, on the birth of another beautiful daughter. May God grant you and Jen wisdom as you raise your four daughters to know and love him. You are a blessed man.


  8. Such a wonderful blessing. God bless you!


  9. Congratulations to both of you! Three cheers for Jen!


  10. So happy to hear all went well. Congratulations on the arival of little Elizabeth. We have our own miracle Elizabeth. Enjoy!
    I have forwarded your cancer posts to a friend of mine who also has battled the cancer demon and so far so good. He is looking forward to reading what you have to say and maybe connecting with you.
    Take care of that big, beautiful family of yours!


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