Dad falls asleep in the waiting area. His legs are stretched out in front of him. Mr. Ronnie takes over a wheelchair by the nurses' station. Madalyn, Mom, Josh and Mrs. Sarah Jane rally around Priscilla in the birthing room. I move my car, walk halfway to it with a man Josh later proposes was a serial killer.
There is a wind, the threat of a storm.
Mr. Ronnie shows me his cell phone.
I stand beside my car, look up into a night dotted with lights, feel the strong wind and think, How fitting. Marlee's soul is blowing in tonight.
Everything felt right.
Today I am grateful to witness joy and love and happiness and how we can shine when we come together to celebrate new life.