Sunday, May 24, 2009

she had me at hello

Okay, I'll be honest.

I worried a little about how quickly I would bond with Amelie. It took me a couple of days after the boy was born to realized that I truly was his mother. He seemed such a strange little imp.

So I worried a little. Not a lot.

The Lord has seen fit to bless me with several humongous blessings in my life. The first of which was having amazing parents. That really set the stage for a great life. Then he sent me Ben. I never had to date much. We met in high school. After nine years of hoping and praying, I got to experience childbirth with Thomas who was a miracle in and of himself. And then, after much more waiting, he let me be present at the birth of my daughter.

I tell ya, it's really something to be on the other end of the birthing table, especially when it's your own child.

I fear I will never be able to articulate what it was like to be in that room when Amelie made her entrance. But I can tell you this.

From the moment her little head popped out, I was in love. Slobbery, gushing, head over heels, in love. And it seems to get more intense with each passing day.

I'm really quite a mess.

She had me at hello. And I don't think I'm the only one.


Kroegers Calling said...

Big borthers are the best protecters of their little sisters! Don't get me worng. They can still punch, they just don't let anyone else.

Terri Fisher said...

Beautiful! What a great big brother he's going to be!

emily said...

You make it all sound so amazing! Now I'm ready for another baby.

Ashley said...

Congratulations April! My mom told me your mom had tears in her eyes when she revealed the news of your soon-to-be addition and now that addition is here! We are all so happy for you!

truly blessed said...

I am so excited and happy for you. Adoption is truly a blessing. I have two adopted nephews and two adopted nieces. I know what a tremendous gift it is. Is there anything that helps you understand the meaning of being adopted in Christ like this? Congratulations!!!

3 Peas Designs said...

Oh, congratulations. I can't wait to see more. So, so sweet.

Elizabeth said...

What a stunning photo -- out here in blogland I'm happy for you!

Apryl said...

April, I am overjoyed at your happiness...and that pic of Thomas kissing the sweet baby girl...oh my goodness!!!!!