November 2nd, 2015
The clock in the recovery room was quietly ticking, counting the minutes of new life. The new life was in the dad’s arms peacefully sucking the formula from the bottle, enjoying his warmth and care. The man’s eyes glowed with tenderness and love. Mom, after giving birth to their fourth boy, with a sense of accomplishment, was enjoying her earned piece of chocolate cake (she warned me that she was going to have a reward after her c-section in the form of the most delicious chocolate cake which she was going to eat all by herself with no regrets).
Evening was approaching, bringing with it a beautiful sunset. We all were waiting for three big (and not so big) brothers to come in and celebrate the birth of their little brother. An excited knock on the door destroyed the silence and happy laughter filled the room. What happened then surpassed all my expectations. The love that the boys kept inside for long 9 months, emanated from them as they hugged and kissed their baby brother. After all that excitement and wondering about the new member of their family, they were as true gentlemen has returning to their mother, finding out how she was feeling and giving her all their attention and support. What I saw in the eyes of the husband when he was looking at his wife, I saw then in the actions of their children – love, support and care for each other. It was one of my favorite family from which I learned a lot.
It was an honor to be a part of this very special day of your lives, documenting such merry moments for all of you!
*All photographs published with parents’ approval.