Welcoming Lila

by Ashley Weeks Cart

Three weeks ago today, we welcomed sweet Lila into the world. It is completely humbling and inspiring to be a part of welcoming new life. I am eternally grateful to Kaki’s FGPs for letting me be with their family for this moment.

It was extra special because Libbie was also present at the birth – and one of my favorite images from the entire experience is of Libbie pressed against Geraldine’s cheek as Lila entered the world. It was truly amazing to behold, though I have absolutely no idea what Libbie was saying to Geraldine, but it was exactly what was needed as she gave that final push. I believe that image captures a bit of what was so special about that day, that moment, and those people that I have come to know and love so dearly.