You have just finished playing God,
And you made creation look so easy.
Remember that God also rested when the labor was over.
Baby’s cry of first breath,
A mother’s sigh of relief,
You reach for the fruit of your labor,
Taken away to incubate, keeping warm,
A first cradle postponed.
Like waiting for months wasn’t enough,
Your patience is being tested once more.
The first matriarch, wife of Abraham, and mother of Isaac, whom she birthed at the age of 90. Sarah, in Rabbinic tradition, is considered holy, beautiful, and hospitable. Many prayers, particularly the Amidah (the central silent prayer), refer to God as Magen Avraham – protector of Abraham. Many Jews now add: pokehd or ezrat Sarah – guardian or helper of Sarah. waited, far too long.
So what’s a few more days, right?
Every second apart feels like eternity.
How is it possible to yearn for someone
You never met before, but somehow you already know?
Breathe in, breathe out,
Baby is out,
Tubes are in
אל נא רפא נא לה
Please God, heal her wounds
ותן לה את פרי בטנה, בשמחה
And give her the fruit of her labor,