today Sidney was born – on Frodo and Bilbo’s birthday! My niece Anna gave birth to her first child. To celebrate new life in both senses, I attended an O Baby consignment sale, where one of the things I bought was one of my favorite books: On the Day You Were Born, by Debra Frasier.
“Welcome to the spinning world,” the people sang, as they washed your new, tiny hands.
“Welcome to the green Earth,” the people sang, as they wrapped your wet, slippery body.
And as they held you close they whispered into your open, curving ear, “We are so glad you’ve come!”