As I sit here waiting on news about my grandfather, papa, I think about the strangeness that is life. At this very moment, one of my best friends is in labor. She tried for over three years to conceive, suffering four miscarriages and an inutero virus that threatened the life her finally healthy fetus.
My grandfather is dying. I don't expect him to live through the new year. He is old, and has been sick for many years. It is his time and I am sure my grandmother is eagerly awaiting his arrival. I will miss him.
The circle of life is such that we dance with joy at the birth of a baby and cry with sadness at the loss of a life. Such is the way.
And then there is snow!
Hurry mom, take a picture, we want to play!
I may be biased...
But she is simply beautiful!
UPDATE: BFF Baby born at 5:09 PST, Grandfather passed away at 8:30 PST. Life, it is a circle!