O is 1.
1, it really doesn't seem possible that a whole year has passed, that Mother Earth has turned her wheel and 4 seasons have come and gone since his birth.
After the loss of our newborn daughter in March 2005, followed by a devastating miscarriage a year later, I began to believe our family was done and how incredibly lucky we were to have L and K in our lives.
How N and I found the courage to try again, I'll never know but the Goddess was with us and remained with us, as this Babe stayed and grew.
He came when he was ready, not listening to any due dates or any plans we had made, 4 weeks early.
The silence at his birth was killing us, until the midwife asked for quiet .. " listen" she said, as newborn cries filled the room ... our hearts exploded .. he was here with us, safe and well, who could ask for more.