Friday, January 15, 2010

Let it Rain

I am one of those people that have loved every single step of my life, even the times that were not so pleasant. While I contend that the tragic, difficult, challenging, and sad moments have been more than some people experience in a lifetime, I count those events as a blessing as they have made me who I am today and have opened my heart, made me feel deeply and given me empathy. But my trying times are not what this post is about.

Today I write about a time in my life that is so precious to me that when I daydream I call these memories up more than any others. That is when I was pregnant with my two daughters and the pure joy I felt when they were birthed from my body, when I held them to my breast and was the one person in the world that they were most bonded to.
I am in this nostalgic place at the moment because I just viewed a DVD of a 3-D ultrasound of my granddaughter, Rain Catharine.

Rain is due to arrive in early April. She will be my second grandchild. Aiden Thomas is 7 ½ now and his mother, my second child, will give birth to another son just a month later than Rain’s arrival. Baby Boy #2 is as of yet unnamed but he will join his brother and cousin in that place in my heart where the most precious of gifts reside.

Pregnancy wasn’t the most enjoyable of physical states. It was cumbersome, I could never get comfortable, and the labor hurt like a son-of-a-you-know-what.

                            I was fortunate to carry it all in the belly

It is true, however, what they say: that a woman forgets all about the pain of childbirth once she holds her child.

Erin just a few weeks old                   

Adrian about 24 hours old 
 There is one thing I have found to be the most true in this world – there is always room to love one more. My heart is big enough for each of them and then some.


L.T. Elliot said...

This is just what it feels like. I fell in love with them the second I saw them and every time another baby joins our family (niece, nephew, etc.) my heart expands.

Jeanie said...

A beautiful post. I loved being pregnant, all three times, and I was just as excited to meet my 6th grandchild as I was my first. I love your pregnancy and new baby pics. I have some old pics scanned, but I can't get them to look right in a post.
Congratulations on your growing family.

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Another beautiful post, Lisa! We have so much to look forward to, with these new grandbabies on the way! Love the 3-D picture--isn't that amazing?

Donna B said...

Hi Lisa...Congratulations! I may have some news soon myself...I too carried my babies all out front. I absolutely LOVED being pregnant and felt I was meant to nurse. Your post was so sweet and touching. I have missed visiting with you. I had so many blogs I was following and trying to stay up with each one. It was impossible! I have recently organized my Friends and Favorites (your's included) and it will make it so much easier to stay in touch and visit more often. We do have to get together...maybe you, Linda Lou and I can meet for lunch one day? Happy baby shopping...