"The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns." ~ George Santayana
My sweet girl,
A year ago today I thought you were going to die-but you didn't. Unbelievably, you stayed with us two more days. Today, I am awake nearly all night holding your brother and between sweet smiles shared, the tears fall as I love him, I miss you. I never forgot how much I love you but I forgot the overpowering all encompassing undeniable radiating love you feel when you hold your baby, the one you love more than yourself. I love you that much. I love him that much, too. It is so strong. I miss you so. I want you both. I want you here with us.
Once again my heart is so full, words seem futile to express the joy in my heart!
With so much love, I am so happy to share:
Our sweet boy, Reid Warren Lands has arrived!
August 26th, 2012
21 1/4 inches
He has an incredible story, one that I am working on and will post soon enough. We are so in LOVE. So TIRED. And so GRATEFUL.
We feel his sister so close, in the love we feel from him. It is such a sacred time. To bring him home, to nurse him, to hear his cry. All the the things that that we wanted for his sister but never got to experience. His firsts are also our firsts. We love him so much. We love her so much.
I can't wait to share his entrance into the world and how Ruthie Lou was with us in so many ways...
Until then...welcome sweet boy!
I am mama of three beautiful babes; two sons whom I have the privilege of raising and my daughter who lived for 33 sacred days.