Welcoming Addison – 05.18.09
by Ashley Weeks Cart
It’s a funny thing, thinking back on the birth of Addison. I never sat down and properly wrote her birth story in the weeks following her arrival. I had images that strung the tale together from the perspective of the photographer that stood watch. Throughout the years, snippets of my experience have surfaced in my writing, especially as I approached my due date with Courtland. But in going back and looking at the early stages of my blog as I started putting together The Beauty of Being Born, it dawned on me that I had never fully written through that journey three and a half years ago.
And while I realize that time, distance, experience and perspective will undoubtedly influence my attempt to do it now, I’m going to do it anyway. Because the memory of that day is just as important, if not more important, than the day itself.
Head on over here for the story. This was a surprisingly cathartic exercise. James and I shared a good cry together as I read these words aloud last night. Further reinforcement of why I think this new site is so important.