A new member of the tribe is born!

I really like the use of the word tribe as a collective of one's family, friends, and peoples. It feels inclusive and strong. A new member of my tribe was born on April 17th (I will remember this because her mommas birthday is the month after). Every time I really think of this miracle happening I start to cry.

A small spark, a tiny collection of cells, a million divisions and attractions and biochemical happenings have conspired together to have a new human join us in the world. It is the ultimate miracle.

A year ago, a friend of mine was opining that her grandmother did not know her and therefore could not love her. I love this new person and I have not even met her. She is perfect and I am so grateful that she is part of my tribe.

Welcome to this beautiful world, DEM.