We will first begin my journey at Craig General Hospital. Dr. A delivered me into the world at 10:58 AM, on August 20, 1991. I think about this man often, although he has never made a direct impact on my life, he has indeed made an impact. He watched me take my first breath of life. He was there for my first cry. (That is a big moment if you ask me) He was there for that moment of embrace from my mother. He was the very first person to care for me, hold me, and wipe tears from my eyes. If that is not a big deal to someone, I do not know what is. I often wonder what his exact thoughts were when he first laid eyes on me. People!!!!! He was the first person to see what I looked like. I hope I did not have an awful cone head, no selfies please.
I know you are probably wondering why I am even talking about this man. This man helped my mother bring me into this world, to keep me safe, and allow me to live life. He was part of God’s plan for me to be here on earth. Sometimes I see this man and his wife at Walmart, the local café, or at the gas station. He probably has no idea who I am, but what is important, I know who he is. I have a lot of respect for this man I only encountered for a few short minutes, but those minutes were probably the most important minutes of my life.
Fun fact: My mom’s whole pregnancy she was told she was having a boy. To a BIG surprise, I was a girl! She had no clothes for me, that next morning Dr. A brought my mom a gift. It was two outfits for me.
(DR. A was also the first person to buy me clothes)
I have a son, and I will never forget the day he was born. When that doctor handed over my baby boy to me the world was still, quiet, and at peace. We tend to forget the people that help us in life. They blend in with the problems or the excitement going on, but they make up whom we are. I urge you to remember the “people” that make you who you are. Those “people” probably love you the most.
“And the child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.”
~ Luke 2:40