Seven years ago today I began the most amazing and rewarding adventure of my life. I became a mother. James Malachi Robert was born during a snow storm. We owned no car, no taxi would come during the storm, when we finally found transportation we got lost on the way to the hospital. Once we arrived, we learned that the hospital had lost power due to the storm and there was no way to page the doctor. James was born at a Harvard teaching hospital and a group of young interns witnessed his birth. The nervous man who caught James smiled widely and announced "It's a boy!" It was one of the happiest days of my life.
James gets to share his birthday with my Grandma Phyllis. I believe he came five days early just to please her.