The Greatest Miracle!

Recently I have had friends who have become Grandparents for the first time. The most recent happened last night. It was a very rough labor for her daughter, she ended up having to get a C-section.

Love instantly filled her heart when she held her sweet baby boy in her arms. At that moment the pain of the past 24 hours had been forgotten. The journey of the hard pregnancy had been worth it!

Seeing the sparkle of happiness in my friends eyes as they hold their precious grand babies. Hearing the love in their voices as they talk about them, takes me back to when my precious babies were born.

I cannot forget the feeling of awe and wonder when I held them in my arms for the first time. There are no words, as you stare down as this little miracle of love in your arms. As your eyes connect and you know at that moment that you would lay down your life for this child of yours. This is your child and your heart that will now forever be walking outside your body.

You are flying high on the best feeling in the world. The feeling of love. You come home carrying your precious cherubΒ  in your arms not wanting to put them down. Afraid that maybe this is just all a dream and you don’t want it to end. Then your adorable cherub starts to cry and that’s Okay, you know how to rock them. You have been longing to use that rocking chair. You rock and you rock, still feeling fine. They still cry.

You feed them, you change them, you rock them some more, the crying continues. You sing all those lovely lullabies that longed to sing to them.Β  As you are on the last one you realize now that you are crying along with them!

OH yes, the wonderful world of colic! Perhaps not the sweetest memory of my firstborn, but one I can’t forget. That first time, it was from 2pm in the afternoon until 8:30 at night! Finally she had fallen asleep on her belly on my lap. I felt like I dare not move her for that sound of silence was so precious!

Yes, not the sweetest memory, but it did nothing to fade the love in my heart. These new Mom’s will have those days, they will come right along with the good ones. What they need to remember though, is that they also will pass and they will survive them! Not only will they survive them, but they also will experience some of the most exhilarating, wonderful moments of their lives!!

Welcome to Parent Hood! Your life will never be the same! πŸ™‚


11 thoughts on “The Greatest Miracle!

  1. NEVER in your last line is so true. I have heard so many frustrations being expressed about children:
    “I shall be glad when he/she can crawl” (you probably won’t because a mobile baby is a liability)
    “I shall be glad when he/she can walk” (you probably won’t because now you really have to “baby-proof” your home)
    “I shall be glad when he/she goes to school” (you probably won’t because they are going to contract any illness going, and will learn all sorts of interesting new habits from their peers)
    “I shall be glad when he/she reach their teens” (that is totally delusional and misguided)
    “I shall be glad when he/she leaves home” (you probably won’t because you will be worrying about what they are doing)
    “I shall be glad he/she is middle aged” (from my experience, you probably won’t)

    The reality is that the “rules” are going to continually change and it is our job, as parents, to try and work out what the new rules are, and how to incorporate them into our own lives …. but then, what did we expect? Congratulations to your friends on becoming Grand-parents. They can always give the child back to his/her parents as needed!!! πŸ™‚

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    • Wonderful points you that you shared!
      Had to laugh at the “totally delusional” remark πŸ™‚
      And yes I like your last line about giving the child back as needed. My friends are able to give the child back at nighttime so that they can sleep πŸ™‚

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  2. If you think parenthood is awesome, just wait until your first grandchild is born! You get to enjoy all of the best parts… and even the bad parts are not as bad because you have experience under your belt. πŸ™‚

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