October 11, 2005


Last night I got to participate in The Miracle of Life: my friend's dog had puppies. My husband and I had never seen anything get born before, so we raced over to her house as soon as she called. One pup was on the way out, and three more were to come.

The whole thing was amazing, gross, beautiful, and eerie all at the same time. I got to see animals come to life! We all held our breath when one of them was stuck in his placenta for way too long, and we cheered when he finally broke through. We felt helpless when the pups couldn't find mom's tummy to nurse; it would've been so easy to just pick one up and position him! We laughed, we gagged, and we oohed and aahed.

It was remarkable.


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1 Yay!! Foxy is famous! I think you picked the grossest picture though, Sarah...lol.

Posted by: Erin at October 11, 2005 12:26 PM (6R9eT)

2 Speaking of the birth of puppies...it was ?? years ago that another birth took place. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH!! But as a mother, myself, I think it should be a day for the mothers also. So Happy Birthday to your Mother also. Love, ME

Posted by: ME at October 11, 2005 07:00 PM (4buuu)

3 I was fortunate to have a mother who saw that her children saw kittens being born when they pre-teens. It is a wonderful way to inspire awe and respect for life in kids. But the most wonderful of all is getting to help with the birth of a human baby. I had that honor when my 12 year old granddaughter was born. It gives real meaning to the word awesome. I was so priviliged to be there and the doctors were wonderful to let me help. It forged a bond between me and my daughter in law we would never have had otherwise. I was sorry I couldn't be there with the second granddaughter but I was home babysitting the first one. I hope someday you and Husband get to have one with him helping. Puppies are nice but grandchildren are God given. (I'm not trying to take the thrill away, just enhance it for you!)

Posted by: Ruth H at October 11, 2005 07:06 PM (YDuHX)

4 Happy Birthday to my miracle of life, my daughter. The memory of your birth, that moment you were born, will be etched in my mind forever. I cannnot believe my daughter is now 28 years old, the age I was when your dad and I got married. Just seeing how you are with Charlie and how you talk to him, I know you will be a good mom someday. You are so patient and easygoing with him. I love that about you. And yes, I hope I will get to be there when you have your first baby. Thanks for sharing the puppy picture. Life truly is remarkable. I love you, Mama

Posted by: Nancy at October 12, 2005 01:38 AM (7lHJp)

5 You know, life works in mysterious ways. I check in on you often, it is so comforting to me to be able to glimpse in on your life and see that all is well, you're still happy, healthy, and PASSIONATE. Birth is a crazy thing - truly amazing - though I've now been through it, I am not sure I have seen anything born... its all kind of a blur. So here I sit, with my miracle baby and my sweet puppy dog - wishing you and I could have coffee or a glass of wine, and just plain catch up. I think of you often and admire your strength, courage, conviction, and passion. Happy birthday as well, I am sorry I didn't remember - but I have it now, and I really hope - when you turn 40, you are still publicly airing your voice, and I can check in on you. Love, Lane (hugs to your mama and all your family- Peoria bred some really amazing folks!) P.S. This is the only blog I read, and I don't really know how this all works (MIS degree and all) - so I really hope you see this message or you are somehow notified.

Posted by: Lane (from Peoria) at October 13, 2005 12:49 AM (DSs6h)

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