Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett
Not one, not two, but three babies were born on November 2 to my niece Nadine! The triplings, as our family are referring to them, arrived during week 33 and are in the NICU where they can gain from further developing outside their mother’s womb. Since all of the triplings had their own placentas and umbilical cords, their individuality is already showing in their distinctive looks. The first photo of baby A, a girl, shows her swaddled in girly wraps and resting serenely. Gorgeous. Baby B, a boy who gobbled up most of the prenatal nourishment apparently (biggest of the bunch), was screaming in his debut photo. He’s the guy whose foot was in his sister’s face on last week’s 3-D ultrasound. The littlest, Baby C, a boy, wasn’t too happy either by the look on his face in his first pic.
Most people who give birth do so one at a time, with enough space between them to forget their discovery of the magnificent minute details in each baby. Altogether, all at once, everyone in our family is feeling “Amazing!” times three! We are in a dance of L’Chaim, “To Life!” Tripled.
It strikes me that, at a time when there have never been more “issues” among the human family, the emergence of a fresh human being or three stops us in our tracks. We hush. We coo. We smile. We cry. We are awestruck about the life potential of humanity.
No matter what is going on with us, personally, we rise above it in a moment of pure awareness of the goodness inherent in Life potential. Every one of us has personal “issues” we recognize as anxieties, difficulties, or quandaries. Yet we can pause for a celebration of pure potential, new life. Multiplied. Here’s to you and your Divine Life! L’Chaim.
May we remember the pure potential of new life at the close of November 8. May we demonstrate Life, our spiritual powers of animation, vitality, and presence.