There is only the faintest sound of breathing in the silent room. I still feel a bit dazed: is this tiny creature really ours?
Our third child was born into this big world. Each birth is a miracle of God’s creation. I am moved to tears admiring the perfection of this tiny human being created by God.
Everything is there: the regular rows of small fingers and toes, each wisp of hair and the cute little nose. He was born into an unknown world, but he snuggles close to me quite confidently and begins to suckle.
It is lovely to spend some time with my husband getting to know this little one. We can touch the velvety skin of his cheek and feel his tiny fingers grasp ours. The baby opens his eyes a little, as if to see what is going on around him.
When my husband leaves to go home to our other children and I remain alone with the baby, I begin to feel lonesome for all of them right away. I have always been one to enjoy the presence of my dear ones. It is good I have the baby to make me feel better.
Waiting for his birth, I had been sure I would enjoy the peace and quiet of the hospital. I had thought I could even knit or do crosswords and have naps with the baby.
But now I find that my thoughts are there with my family. I wonder what my life will be like with three small children. I have tears in my eyes again.
The baby begins to move, and I pick him up. I let the tears run down my cheeks. My heart is so full of both love and lonesomeness. This wonderful life.
Text: Miia Kivioja
Translation: Sirkka-Liisa Leinonen
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Poikkeusolojen vuoksi radion ja netin välityksellä lähetetyt Suviseurat saivat kuulijoiden palautteen perusteella positiivisen vastaanoton. Historiallisten Suviseurojen järjestelyt sujuivat suunnitelmien mukaisesti, eikä suurempia häiriöitä ilmennyt. Seurojen keskeinen sanoma välittyi kaikkialle maailmaan ja seurapuheet käännettiin yhdeksälle kielelle.