When I am old and gray, I will look back upon his birth and always say, "That was beautiful!" It was so beautiful that I have a hard time grasping that he really did arrive that way and he is really a HE. Your birth story needs to back way up to when we first found out we were even expecting you. It was January 14th. I knew I would be due in late September which meant that in order not to have the pressure of homeschooling and a new baby, we would be schooling through the summer so the fall could be very light. The kids were so very good about doing their school work all summer and we finished up everything as planned. I am so grateful for their cheerful attitudes and fortitude to finish up.
God had other plans. I walked that morning and went to my regularly scheduled appointment at 9:30 AM. I told him I was having early signs of labor and he checked me to find I was dilated to a five and 70% effaced with a very low baby.
Forty-Seven minutes later to be exact from our arrival at the hospital!!!! 47.
"I looked to Jesus, and I found
In Him my Star, my Sun;
And in that Light of Life I'll walk
Till traveling days are done."
I get choked up when I hear the words "traveling days are done." These times of welcoming each baby into the world are the jewels and pillars of our marriage. John and I treasure each birth more and more and marvel at God's grandness more and more. We are all traveling and one day our traveling days will be done. I know at the end we will both look back at the highlight film of our lives and be speechless about the births of each of our children. Kapaun's birth certainly will stand out in my life as something that will forever leave me in awe and filled with gratitude.