Chapter 22 » 22.52

Parents and children

The gift of children

Our lives have recently been transformed by the birth of a baby daughter. Nothing we read or were told could prepare us for the total revolution in our lives which the arrival of this beautiful spirit into our midst has brought. I feel that I am living on a new plane since the muffled kicks and hiccups of pregnancy were revealed to be a perfect and wonderful human being…

That moment of timelessness and joy was like a glimpse of heaven, seen through the miracle of birth … with the endless possibilities for discovery, growth and love for all three of us.

Peter Wallis, 1987

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