Thursday, 5 October 2006

First Encounters

Holding Ethan in his first few days was a new yet strangely familiar encounter. Although I had often wondered what it would be like meeting each other face to face for the first time, nothing could prepare me for his disarmingly beautiful eyes, his tiny fingers from which came an amazing depth of expression and the little sounds that often brought his Daddy to mind.

Yet in the midst of this exploration and my gingerly clumsy attempts to care for him, I felt a warm familiarity as I felt him moving in my arms -- movements, flutters and instinctive reflexes that I had been feeling inside me for the last 9 months... except now I could both see and feel them! These were the knees that throbbed against my upper belly and here the fingers that secretly tickled me during those long committee meetings...

Welcome to our world, Ethan -- I think you will be a source of joy and wonder to Mummy & Daddy for many years to come!


Anonymous said...

That's just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! Ethan, you are also such a source of joy to Grandma & Grandpa!
We bless & thank God for giving all of us so much of HIS joy that words cannot describe it...the joy of the Lord is our strength!
Truely, our offspring are mighty upon the earth, our generation of the upright are blessed! (Ps ll2:2)Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!
Grandma & Grandpa Tan.