Two decades ago today I stood in a hospital room and almost passed out. It was horrible, a horrible I couldn’t contain.  Everyone had told me how wonderful and beautiful and sacred a time it would be. I was convinced I was broken, severely flawed.. because It was NONE OF THOSE THINGS.

Until I saw her tiny little beautiful red face, the little body I helped make.  The tiny hands and feet that I triple checked because I thought that’s what I was supposed to do.

I’ll never forget how everything changed in that very instant.

I finally understood unconditional love.