Welcome to the world new human.
You are small in figure, very small.
You cry a lot and you only see fragments of what's in front of you.
People pass you around, tending to you.
One even feeds you. This one feels familiar.
You hear things, people, voices, sounds.
Some voices are familiar, some are not.
It's a lot to take in.
So you cry some more.
The familiar one holds you.
You feel home in her arms.
And you are breathing.
And she is breathing.
And you calm down a bit, in her arms.
And you hear a familiar voice.
And you like that voice.
Welcome to the world little one,
Meet your mother and your father.
Today is a birth-day to someone very special to me. I don't know this someone yet because he was just born. In fact, I doubt he knows much about himself since he has only existed for about ten hours. But he is already special to me because he was born to two wonderful people that have gone through a years-long challenging journey to bring him into the world. An infinite pool of will, love and belief carried them to this day and will continue to their next stage at their journey: parenting.
I can't wait to meet the little one and to hug his mom and dad. (air-hug of course. It's still 2020 y'all...)
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman