First daughter of Carly Williams and Kane Webster.
First granddaughter of Nonna Terri Cerasa and first great niece of Aunty Debby!
After taking off for holidays, we had a short transit stop in Dubai. Thought I would take advantage of the free WiFi and check messages etc. My excitement was uncontainable to find the message announcing that Carly and Kane had become a family, with the arrival of their daughter.
My views on childbirth and new born babies are well known and most recently through a previous post.
Certainly people who have known me a long time, know that I often reflect upon the time of my clinical career as a midwife with enormous clarity, affection and love.
I am in awe of mother nature and the master design of women to be pregnant and to birth. I respect the process and strength of every woman who has birthed their babies. I am always in total wonderment at the pureness of the beauty of a new born baby. Many of you have heard me say that “there is only one perfect beautiful baby in the world….and every mother has it”!
So today I am struggling to find the words to express the love and pride I feel for the newest member of the extended Cerasa family.
My two sisters both had three kids each and for many years my six nieces and nephews were regular co-habitants in my life. As they grew older and I married Tez, all our lives started to take us all in different directions, I still like to know what is happening in the lives of the six of them. Each one of them holds a special part of my heart. So when one had a little boy a few years ago, the joy and pride, to become a great aunt for the first time was immense. Now it is regenerated again with the arrival of baby “Immy”. The circle of life is a powerful rhythm!!
It will come as no surprise then to hear that as soon we landed in London, dragging the Tumi cases behind, we headed straight to meet the newest member of the family – not even 12 hours old yet. How lucky I was to be able to do that! (YES, there were a lot of tears of joy – in Dubai, on the flight into London and at the hospital!!)
Huge love and best wishes to the new parents.