Benjamin Isaac: Welcome to Postpartum

Those First 24 Hours

My Dear Boy,

These first few hours, a microcosm in the grand scale of time, are the precious moments that cement the foundation of a lifetime.  You and I will have a lifetime to build together but it is these first 24 hours that I look upon with a special joy.  Watching you and your mother form a deep bond, mere seconds after your birth, is a memory now firmly stamped upon my heart.  I am searching and reaching and coming up short to find a word more eloquent to describe it but all I can seem to discover is, "Magical".  It is indescribable, undefinable and yet indisputable.

Such is your hold on your Mother that even the lightest rustle in your voice alerts her in the wee morning hours.  Yet such is her bond with you that the mere whisper of her voice calms your beating heart. 

As it does my soul.


Shot with the Fujifilm X-T2 and X-T20 / XF 23mm F2 R WR / XF 35mm F2 R WR / XF 56mm F1.2 R


Take care my son, in light of eternity, time is but a drop in the ocean.  These are the days of yore, the sweet marrow of life, the gracious gift of Heaven.  I look forward to the days you look back upon these hours and see the great love with which you have been loved.  For hers is uncommon.

Unbroken.

Uncontained.

 

With the deepest love,

Papa

Soli Deo Gloria!