Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Time of Giving Birth

The first birth yesterday is the biography I wrote of my husband's life. I picked it up, and finally mailed it. A little late for Christmas, but the printer UPS was too busy delivering packages to print it in time. So, it's an early New Year's gift. My husband's biography tells of his journey here for 65 years raising his family, and details his Southern roots. We haven't traced all his lines across the ocean but several of his ancestors were Native American Indians.

The second birth is of Lorien my grandchild born yes-terday at 3:40 pm, a day early as she was due today. New beginnings: completing 9 months of waiting for Lorien, and 17 years in the making of my spouse's biography. It's feels good to give birth to my project and to have baby Lorien here safely.

She comes to earth with a fresh slate in front of her and a loving mom Rachel and dad Jeff waiting to guide her. Family extends in both directions forward and backwards. We are linked together by our relationships and love. Just one look in Lorien's eyes tells us that.

8 comments:

Jean said...

Lorien's a beauty, isn't she? Welcome to the world, Lorien! And congratulations on the arrival of your book, too. December 28 was a big day for you.

Cheryl said...

Congratulations to you Lin and family. Welcome to the world precious Lorien. How joyful and wonderful the New Year will be for all of you! Congrats too on getting the biography "birthed".

ramblingwoods.com said...

I kept checking your son's blog and was excited when he posted the photos... CONGRATS Lin..she is beautiful...and happy that your book got printed...

Janie B said...

Congratulations on both fronts, Lin! How wonderful for you all. Happy New Year!

Linda Reeder said...

Congratulations to you on the birth of your book and your granddaughter.
Well done, everyone!

Brenda Leyland said...

CONGRATS!!!! on both counts!

Mare said...

Babies are a gift from God!

Kay said...

Congratulations, Lin! She is absolutely gorgeous!