there are so many beautiful things in life, but the arrival of a baby into this world, is an experience beyond beauty. the creation of a baby is simply a miracle – god’s ultimate gift to the world so we can be reminded of every detail that it takes to create life. babies are miracles of the universe that have the power to connect me with every single person on this earth. they are the most precious creatures who in their simple existence can just be pure joy. they create such an instant bond with everyone as if inviting each to be a part of their world of abundant love, where there is only acceptance and wonder, curiosity and awe. there is no trying to impress, trying to be cute, trying to be anything.
babies simply are the most precious creatures on earth simply by being who they are. they are the unconditional love that is so pure we can’t help but experience their magic. they are the love we all want to be around, we all want to remember but may have forgotten in all the lessons we’ve been allowing our egos to learn.
babies are the pure love that lies within our hearts.
odin axel rautio arrived last night in time for dinner, weighing in at 9 pounds 14 ounces, 22 inches long. he’s a big boy, just as beautiful as beautiful can be. we screamed, we cried, we jumped for joy. he’s the perfect little blend of ren and eric – a touch of mcdermott and rautio all mixed together in a beautiful human miracle.
as our family expands, and we feel the pull to be close to share in the miracle, the bond is palpable as if there could be nothing that could break those ties. the ties are nothing you can see, but you can feel the pull as you are drawn in with every hug, every tear, every touch shared between people who love this miracle as much as you do.
as odin is now the little god that bridges our two generations and makes me officially a grandma, he is also the little god who takes my hand and places it in eric’s family’s hands, and let’s them know that we will always be there for each other, that we’ll always want what’s best for each other, that we’ll always accept each other just the way we are.
because as different as we are on the outside, we’re the same in the inside. our hearts beat as one – we all want to be loved, and to give love. and odin is here to remind us how that’s done simply by being the beautiful miracle that he is. to be curious in awe of every detail, as he looks into my eyes, is to connect so deeply that my heart just opens with such gratitude i can’t help but cry with indescribable joy.