What if your greatest moments where your first? The moments when you were your most vulnerable, were the moments you gave someone the best you had to give. And you made some one stronger..better...more worthy; without even knowing it. That's what capturing your newborn within his first two days of life is like.
Below is my lil' tiger. We named him Kendrick David; fearless leader. He came into this world three weeks early at a strapping 4lbs and 12 oz. and he's the little person who is my newest greatest moment. And in those not so quiet moments and days after his birth he made me realize I am stronger then I think. I rejoiced him and all his little details. The swirl of his hair, the wrinkles in his toes, his cries, how he sleeps. I laughed at new discoveries. Like how mad getting his butt wiped made him (and still does) and how being next to his mama was top priority. I marveled at how I didn't know how his daddy and I navigated what is now known as his birth story, but we did it and we are better for it.
I also regretted. I regretted that it took me until my third child to capture those first hours. But I am blessed because capturing those hours reminded me of all the details of his brothers' births. And to say I have three greatest moments, three little kings that changed me for the better in ways they can't now, but maybe one day will, comprehend.