My blog tagline reads “Libraries & Learning. (Occasional other loves.)” As yet I have not posted anything under the category ‘other loves’. Until recently I had envisaged occasionally blogging about my other loves which included music, acting and the theatre, art, online performance and social media art happenings, photography, and chronicling personal challenges, growths and goals. Just to name the big ones, and omitting my most excellent wife J. Anyone who follows me on twitter may have seen the hashtag #GeeBee. GeeBee came from G. B. which stands for Green Bean. Green is our name and Bean was for growing baby.
Now I am overwhelmingly, enormously proud to declare my latest and greatest ‘other love’; our beautiful daughter, Belle Emma Green.
Belle arrived safely on her due date (!) 22.12.11 and her mother J. did an AMAZING job. I am extremely blessed, thankful and relieved that Belle and J. are safe and healthy. I don’t believe there are words to explain how truly awesome most excellent wife J. was during the labour and birth. Put it this way: she was fully dilated when we arrived at hospital – as in 10cm and ready to push! – and never once did she mention she may not be able to ‘do it’ or even that the pain was too much. Most excellent wife J. is an amazing woman, who – and I didn’t think this was possible – I love even more than I did before she triumphantly carried and gave birth to our dear Belle. I am forever in J.’s debt, and to the Universe, for blessing us with #GeeBee.
The day when a hashtag became a human was monumental; an unequivocal life-changer.