I've been lucky enough to be in attendance for the births of many of my grandchildren and all three of my great grandchildren. And I've witnessed some amazing births. My daughters, daughters-in-law, and granddaughter have blown me away, not only with their generosity in letting me be there, but also with their courage, stamina, and sweet natures during the most stressful times of their lives.
But one birth stands out as the most surreal birthing experiences I've ever witnessed. I was reminded of it as I went through some of my old files and I thought it was post worthy.
Here is the expectant couple about one hour and four minutes before Mary's birth.