Remembering our son Elisha Job's birth a year ago on June 9th, 2014 . . .
A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.
After the rush of the good news . . .
The days of waiting, heavy--
Heavy with child, heavy with wonder, heavy with anticipation and fears and hope and trust.
And the last days, so full of joy and expectancy, so full--
Until the hour comes, the bubble bursts, the swollen stomach contracts to release its tiny passenger into the world, and the womb empties itself in blood and sweat and pain--
And then joy.
The woman forgets her long months of aching muscles, tired back, swollen feet.
She holds a precious baby in her arms and sings the lullabies of the Savior to its heart, and she rejoices.
Rejoices as the baby sleeps against her warm skin, drinking in the delightful newness and freshness of the newborn, soft and clean and real.
She laughs and the long months are forgotten. The time of waiting.
Her hour completed, she holds her reward, and breathes the melody of love.
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