Saturday, August 14, 2010


Mabel Watson Payne, minutes after her birth, 14 August 2010

Her father's hand comforts her during the initial physical exam

With her mother, after the first nursing, late at night, a little more than 24 hours after they first entered the labor room.

Entering, they bravely faced what neither of them could anticipate from experience, and their bravery carried them through.