Thursday, January 1, 2009

The most special moment

Bailey and I shared a very special moment this morning. I took her out of the bath which she normally loves but today she was really fussy so I washed her and took her out early. She was NOT interested in getting dressed but finally, I was able to get a diaper on her and she helped me rub in her lotion (she has recently learned to rub lotion onto her tummy and she enjoys doing it). She was still fussy so I picked her up and rocked her. She was naked besides her diaper so I wrapped her up in blankets and held her close. Her beautiful little eyes kept looking at me as if to say "Thank you mommy." We rocked and rocked for about an hour. I kept looking at her and feeling the warmth of her little body and I realized... God chose me to be her mother. He obviously trusted me to be a good one and to do the best I know how. As I rocked her, her breathing steadied and I knew she had fallen asleep. I just didn't feel right putting her down. There is NOTHING in the world like holding a naked little one in your arms and feeling the way they calm when you hold them. I normally would have jumped up, put her in bed, and ran to the next load of laundry, dirty dish, dirty mirror, dusty floor or something else. But this morning I just kept holding her! I looked at her little face all snuggled into my chest and I thought to myself, this is the most precious little girl I have ever seen. I knew I loved her but this morning I realized how much. And I said...

Thank you God, for my baby.

4 comments:

Ashley said...

That was BEAUTIFUL!!! That's exactly why I want a baby so much:)

The Pifer's said...

AWE that was so sweet it brought tears to my eyes!!!!! You are an amazing person and mommy!!!!

Just Another Infertile said...

Thank you for visiting and following my blog.

I too teared up when I read your post. I pray that someday I get to do just that with my little one.

You are blessed.

Andrea said...

How precious! She's just adorable!