on a warm spring morning, 14 years ago…

On a warm spring morning, fourteen years ago,
he held my hand as we walked up the hospital ramp…
both of us just about jumping out of our skin in anticipation.

emmebaby1

8:06 a.m., May 20, 1999, my secret was revealed,
I saw your image weeks before and I didn’t tell…
I knew he would be the daddy of a little girl.

emmebaby7

Funny thing, this one knew too.
From the time he really understood there was a baby growing within,
he told everyone, “Mommy’s having a sister.”

emmebaby6

On that warm spring morning, you changed us.
You came to fill a place reserved just for you
and to this day, you continue to change us for the better.

emmebaby2

You came out smiling and happy,
and I watch you today and I know that joy is part of your DNA.
You just can’t help being happy.

emmebaby3

You were named for this one
who always modeled Grace.
She believed in your dad when it seemed no one else did.

Emmebaby4

Emily Grace… that somehow in those first few days
became Emme Grace… the name that fits you like a glove.
I can’t imagine calling you anything else.

emmebaby5

On a warm spring morning, fourteen years ago,
I became a better person
when God trusted me enough to be your mom.

~*~

It’s another Multitudes on Monday morning at Ann’s corner of the web. I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate the life of this one who calls me Mom. My list today? Fourteen things gifts that came because of that warm spring morning fourteen years ago.

… the gift of grace,
… she forgives me often and much

… the gift of joy,
… this one teaches me that joy is an attitude of the heart

… the gift of laughter,
… she who has smiled and laughed her way through over 5,000 days

… the gift of adventure,
… this one whose heart is not tied to this earth and it’s creature comforts

… the gift of love,
… from one who loves deeply and completely

… the gift of faith,
… she models the faith she has in her Jesus to all

… the gift of peace,
… this one shows me what contentedness looks like

multitudesonmondaysbutton2-1

4 thoughts on “on a warm spring morning, 14 years ago…

I'd love to know what you think...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s