It was my turn as labor coach, but as I waited for the final delivery, I reflected on all the others who helped with this accomplishment in just the past two days:
- the 16 year old who supervised four siblings ALL DAY LONG (from 4 a.m.), plus some cousins later
- the children who cooperated with each other
- the sister-in-law who volunteered to supervise a household cleanup AND made dinner, partly for my sake, and partly to give David a break
- the friends who took up the slack, driving children to dance class, Mass, and violin rehearsal, all in response to last minute requests.