12 minute birthday bunting
Six years ago we left the hospital with our baby boy. After the beauty of his birth and the exquisite privacy and interiority of the few days that followed, the world seemed completely new as we drove home. The road was filled with cars still and I didn’t understand why. It was Super Bowl Sunday and I couldn’t believe that they hadn’t called it off—that the world was still going on. Didn’t they all know that our baby had been born? Wasn’t the world completely new to everyone? No, but it sure does feel that way when you bring home a baby.