Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tonight I am thankful that Kelly gets to hold one her baby girls.
It sounds so simple. Holding your child. And it is so simple, unless you have a premature baby. Unless your baby is taken from you the minute they are delivered. Unless your baby must be swept away to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Unless your baby is too small or too sick. Unless your baby can't maintain their own body temperature or needs numerous machines and cords and wires to simply breathe. And in those cases, it's not simple. Nothing is simple. And you quickly learn to treasure everything. Every single second and ever single milestone. Even the simple things. Because it's those simple things that many moms don't get to experience right away. 


The day I was discharged, three days after Morgan Kate's birth, I was able to hold her for the very first time. I didn't look nearly as beautiful as Kelly, but it was a beautiful moment just the same. It made my heart feel whole again. It made tears come to my eyes. It made my arms stop aching. It made me feel like a mom. 
I was thankful for that moment then. And I am especially thankful that Kelly has experienced that moment now. 

8 comments:

Melissa and Sam said...
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Melissa and Sam said...

You are the sweetest and strongest mommy, cousin, and friend! I love you!

Kathy Hardison said...

Both of those pictures are the sweetest picgtures I have ever seen! My heart is full for both of you and "your girls". Love you!

Elizabeth said...

oh my gosh, this brought tears to my eyes. i remember the day i got to hold addison for the first time, when she was 2 weeks old. what a special day that was. i will never forget it.

Kelly Lee said...

You are so right, it's such a special moment and one that will always be treasured. One of the most beautiful moments in life, holding your child, even if it's day 4. Definitely gives you a greater appreciation for life that's for sure. What special pictures and special girls that are being held. I'm so thankful for you and thank you for the beautiful blogs about us. We love you!

CAW said...

precious!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Precious!!!! I got to hold the boys the day after they were born - oh what a joy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I remember!!
Jen Clary :)

Lexie Loo, Little Lily, and Dylan Too! said...

What an amazing moment!