Monday, September 17, 2012

Gabrielle::: Newborn!!


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Waiting. So much about life seems to revolve around the fact that seasons come and seasons go, and more often than we'd like we find ourselves in a season of waiting. Life itself begins with a seemingly endless 9 month wait for a mother, whose face glows as she wishes for nothing more than to finally meet the face of her brand new child. For the last couple of months, so much of my life has revolved around the need to wait for time to do it's song and dance. On this day that I speak of, I ironically found myself as part of the live audience of the waiting "ballet" in a room that was built for that specific purpose: a waiting room.

This one happened to be on the maternity ward of a hospital in Richmond, VA. My good friend James Lee and I were in the waiting room for a while. Nobody actually likes waiting, so we each predictably tried to find distractions so as to ignore the undeniable demand that is to be told to "Please sit down and wait". So time went by through reading the newspaper and watching TV.  But I found that I was constantly interrupted by my own amazement every time the nurse behind the glass would come out with a brand new tiny pink human being. Just a teeny-tiny little person. At the time, I was just as amazed as I was (to be perfectly honest) freaking out at the possibility of one of those tiny pink human beings belonging to me someday. I won't even try to deny it, I'm just not there yet. But we sat and waited  and inevitably some of this happened...


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...finally we were greeted by Nestor and walked over to the room where we would be meeting his very first child: Gabriella.

We were there for quite a while, talking, watching, and taking pictures as he and his wife Nikita proudly interacted with the newfound joy in their life. With 10 perfect fingers and 10 perfect toes. I couldn't help but take out my camera time and time again. And as I look through these pictures, I'm glad I did. 

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Congratulations Nestor&Nikita! She was SO worth the wait! :)

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