Fort Wayne, Indiana
Ichi-go ichi-e: Japanese (n) meaning “one time, one meeting”; an encounter that only happens once in a lifetime, reminding to treasure ever moment, for it will never recur.
Birth is way better described by this Japanese phrase than any English phrase that I know of.
Well- other than the “perfect storm” as…
It is hard AND easy.
It is joy AND pain.
It is chaos AND calm.
But- one thing that birth is and is not mimicked by its opposite- is love. It is all love. Love is woven in the beginning, middle, and end which is why it serves as the perfect reminder to each of us to treasure every moment.
And- I was once again blessed with front row seats- an honor I both cherish and look forward to more- much, much- more of in the future. My heart will forever be tied to this day and this family.