I feel humbled by your appreciation, Barb! 😊 Also, excited to read these stories from writers who touched your heart. You've certainly made them all look like must-reads - talk about the ways of words!
I noticed this first story of yours, which symbolizes a beginning, the birth of something you're planning on growing, first lists (and in no particular order 😃 ) two birth stories - the birth of a baby girl and the birth of a father.
I guess the nurse in you is involuntarily showing her nursing and nurturing skills even with this baby project. 🙃