Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Life

  Oh, new life. It is so crazy! I don't know how God makes it work, but having a baby is one of the greatest miracles I've ever experienced. The reason I'm writing about this is because some good friends of ours had thier first child last night. A baby Girl 7lbs 2oz and 18in long born at 8:36pm. They haven't picked a name yet, but man, she is beautiful! (The Picture is Ava, not their daughter) Unfortunately, we couldn't be there. One of the downsides from leaving San Diego is missing important events in our friends lives. But via texting, we felt like we were there.
  As Daniel and I went to bed last night we were talking about our own child birth experience. How we felt when we were in the Hospital, what was going on that day, wondering what her name was going to be, and how long the whole thing was going to take. Then we looked back at the day we brought her home and how we felt about being new parents. Fast forward a year and we have an energetic little girl who would never think about letting me just hold her and stare at her. She has places to go... People to see. It has gone by so fast, yet, so slow. I know that sounds super cliche, but It's how I'm feeling. In some respects I feel like It went by so fast that I couldn't absorb everything going on. Then on the other hand I wonder how It was possible to do all that we have done in the past year. All I know is that I love that tiny dancer of mine, and I hope things slow down just a little bit so I can soak it all in.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

It goes by at lightening speed in so many ways! But the miracle of meeting a new child never loses it's excitement. And then one day it's your little baby having one of her own. I think as a grandparent, I am more able to realize that yes, life goes by so quickly, but those moments in each day become more precious.....and more exhausting!!

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