Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New beginnings

Our baby boy has arrived!  Emory was born last Monday, March 4.


I have identified myself as a bereaved mother for the past five years.   Now, I can just identify myself as a mother again.  The past week has been full of mixed emotions.  By far, the overwhelming ones are joy, happiness and gratefulness.  Sorrow and grief have crept in a few times.  Missing Olivia has been enhanced by the love for her brother.

I wondered all throughout my pregnancy if I'd be able to love another child as much or as intensely as I loved her from birth.  They are very different and the feelings aren't the same, but YES, I am able.  I am so in love with this little face.  I find myself just staring at him with tears streaming down my face.  How did I get so lucky?  So blessed?

My heart is full to bursting.



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  1. You, perhaps more often than I, see people who are blessed and entrusted with the gift of parenthood, but deserve nothing short of a good kick in the taint and punched square in the nose. It is soul stirring to see someone so deserving, who has experienced such pain as the loss of a child, be blessed with such a wonderful gift as little Emory. I am very happy for you Karen. Although I have yet to meet little man, I already love him.

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    1. I am so slow lately. Thanks Autumn. Your words are meaningful because I know you get me. <3

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  2. Beautiful baby, beautiful momma, beautiful post. It fills my eyes with tears to see your much deserved happiness.

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    1. I feel the same seeing you with Harper!

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