Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Perfect Moment

A documentary made by a friend Nicholas Hondrogen, here is a description he gives of this documentary he made about ten years ago.

This question above was asked, "From celebrities to gang members, from heroin addicts and homeless, to teachers and clergy. ..... Composer Philip Glass and others remember the birth of their children as electrifying moments, broadcaster Larry King recalls the heart attack that changed his life; and an actress recalls the details of her terrifying rape. The filmmaker turns the camera on himself as well. "Perfect Moment" won the Audience Award at the 1997 Slamdance International Film Festival focuses on some fascinating personalities..”

Here is mine:

The birth of my son. At some point while we were in the hospital my son and I were separated he was in the nursery and I in my room settling in and recovering. It came time for the nurses to bring me my baby, the feeling of waiting for your baby is beyond description. Besides all the obvious reasons, mother natures hormonal changes that a new mother goes through and the anxiety of strangers handling your baby.

This is a baby who has been part of your body for 9 months and I missed him and wanted to see him NOW. I heard his cry so loud it echoed through the hallway, I knew it was him because a mother just knows. "Mother Natures" miracle.

The nurse hands me this screaming crying baby, and I say "Sweetheart what's wrong?" and the minute he hears my voice he stopped crying and tried to focus on me. His little eyes and mine met for the first time. It was truly the most magical, perfect moment of my life.

I have told this story many times before but each time, it brings back such warm memories....I thought I would share it with the world....Happy Birthday John!

Links: Nicholas Hondrogen
"The Perfect Moment"


AR said...

That is so sweet. Happy b-day to your son!!

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful story.

My daughter is adopted, and although the moment we first held her was a fantastic, memory-filled time, my Perfect Moment was when we had been home from China with her for about a month (she was about 9 months old). I was rocking her to sleep and she was just dozing off. Suddenly her eyes opened, she looked into mine, and gave a sigh and the most contented smile I have ever seen. It was like The Moment when I knew we were meant to be together.