Lately, I have been reminiscent of the early days of my pregannacy. I am remebering being pregnant at this time last year, and longing for that wonderful, magical feeling of holding a life inside of you, growing, nurturing your little pumpkin seed. I absolutely loved being pregnant! It was not like anything I can ever remember feeling, and really, is the most wonderful feeling in the world. I can think of nothing better, outside of holding your little one in your arms. My dear friend is pregnant, and I could not be happier for her, and her family. I must say my joy for her, is bringing back so many memories...I can't imagine never being able to experience that feeling, and I am so thankful that I will have the chance, again, someday to expereince it. I would be pregnant all the time, and have a whole brood of pumpkins if I could. My own little pumpkin patch! I would love to have baby after baby after baby. I can't begin to say how fufilling children are and how they fill your soul with such utter joy and love, you feel as though it will burst and rain down around you. The whole process from start to finish, I love every step.
Sweet baby dear, before you even were, I loved you, before I knew you, I loved you, before you fluttered, moved, kicked, hiccuped. Before you breathed your first breath of life, before you cried your first cry, before I could hold you, as I watched you across the room, I loved you. Before you were mine, I adored you, I worshiped you, I prayed for you, I thanked God for you, I knew I'd lay down my life for you, a million times over. As I held you, watched your tiny chest move up and down, felt your tiny heartbeat, held your tiny hand, I knew that You were mine, and as long as I lived there would never be anything as important as you, as perfect as you. I knew in those moments, you were mine, and I loved you.
The pic of Nik above was taken by my sister-in-law, Rachael, a talented photographer, here is further evidence of her talent http://schiranotriplets.blogspot.com/.