September 21st

On the night of September 20th she went into labor. Eighteen hours of pain subjected her opinions of motherhood at an earlier time. Deep breaths with a calculated precision timed a final push which brought forth a nine pound, five ounce and a half little boy who’s head covered in hair recorded approximately the morning of 1:28am. William, the name originally intended for this child till a voice spoke through stilled quietness….. “call him Christopher”, the grandmother of this child softly echoing. “Christopher Antonio Thomas” officially graced the page of a finalized birth certificate, imprinting new existence by the palm of his hands, the footprints of his feet. Is Christopher ready for the world…….. or is the world prepared for Christopher?

To be continued.

– C.A. Thomas

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