When I arrived at the birthing center the morning of baby Emersyn's birth, her dad was downstairs at his car grabbing some snacks for his laboring wife. I had never met him, so I walked up and stuck out my hand with a big smile and introduced myself, expecting him to be a little nervous and frazzled. Instead, I was greeted with an equally big grin and a hug. And the morning-and the rest of the day-was just like this...calm and peaceful, with lots of excitement in the air. Such a representation of the kind of couple these two are. Their midwife was wonderful, and both grandmas made it in town in time for Emersyn's arrival as well. Just a sweet, sweet day all around.