Eleven years ago on August 17, 2001, the sun shimmered brightly against the azure sky. The stars appeared to shine magically in the sky that evening in honor of the birth of a very special little girl. She was given the name Krista.
I was in awe as I witnessed the wonderment of the miracle of birth! I will be forever thankful and never forget when I heard Krista’s first “borning cry”. What an experience to view “life”… natural child birth. My dear friend, Becky, graciously welcomed and allowed me the opportunity to be with her and her husband in the delivery room. An experience that bonded us all together as “family”. What a joyous day of celebration! Two years later, I again was along Becky’s side for the miracle of the birth of her third son, Casey. This time around it was a C-section. She has given me two cherished opportunities of viewing the delivery of miracles; two different ways. I am blessed.
Becky and I had the time of our lives picking special dresses for Krista in “pink” and “lace”!
Here is a photo of Krista and myself at her baptism in 2001. I share the lyrics to a hymn. Lyrics written by John Ylvisaker in 1985.
“I was there to hear your borning cry,
I’ll be there when you are old.
I rejoiced the day you were baptized,
to see your life unfold.”
This afternoon I was so delighted to talk to Krista on the telephone. I listened happily as she told me about her day. She had a slumber party to celebrate with some of her girlfriends. It has been a whole year since I have seen Krista. That is way too long but there is not a day that I don’t think about her and wonder what she is doing. She holds a special place in my heart forever … along with her three brothers.
Thank you Becky for your unconditional sharing of all of your children’s lives with me. Gavin and I so enjoyed our time with your family last year.
Happy Birthday, Krista! We Love YOU!
Until next time … rejoice in the miracle of daily life!