Saturday, July 14, 2012

Miracles Come in all Sizes

Is it possible you just turned thirteen? You – my youngest grandchild – now a bona-fide teen-ager? The last child of my last child.

Wasn’t it just yesterday we waited in a hospital room for you to make your appearance? Your mom was so excited. I was nervous. I always get nervous. It’s my MO. I get nervous at births, graduations, weddings, communion, and funerals. Especially funerals. I often feel it’s a dress rehearsal for my own; I keep looking around to see who’ll be there when it really is. Sometimes I’m surprised at who isn’t!

When you finally decided to come, you wasted no time. You didn’t even wear your mom out. You just slipped right on into this great big world as if you knew it was waiting for you with outstretched arms. It was.

I took one look at your sweet little face and tiny six pound body and tears tumbled from my eyes leaving shiny rivulets as they traveled down my face. Looking at your mom, I could see that her face was wet with tears, too.

A few feet away, a team of nurses waited to clean you up all pretty for company. Their odd stares hinted that they’d never seen a mother and grandmother cry before. Surely we weren’t the first to display such emotion at the birth of a baby.

Perhaps, to some, bringing a baby into the world is all in a day’s work—but, to us, it's a miracle each time it happens!

One we never stop celebrating.


11 comments:

Sandi said...

What a beautiful sentiment peg. A miracle we never stop celebrating! Great post! love it.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful. There is nothing like the birth of a baby. But I think women feel it more than men. Nice!

jeanette said...

Awww.. so sweet. I love this post peggy. thanx.

sam said...

nice one peg. keep it up. sam

writingdianet said...

This is a GREAT post, Peg. Loved it! I feel the same about funerals. Oh, and let me say that baby pic is about the cutest thing I've ever seen.
Now I must read the post about lipstick. A subject close to my heart, don't you know:)

Peggy~ said...

Thank you, Diane, for taking the time to read my post and leave such a nice comment. Hope you enjoyed the lipstick story, too.

Megan said...

(I also just joined via GFC if you're interested in following me back! Thanks.) :)

Megan said...

Ugh, I just realized my first comment didn't publish! I'm so sorry. Let me write it out again.

I love your writing! This was such a beautiful post. I found you through the Write on Edge weekend linkup. I write about life as a stay at home mom to two little ones. My site is www.ababymakesfour.blogspot.com if you'd like to stop by.

Peggy~ said...

Thanks, Megan! I saw your site and your adorable little ones. I enjoyed your blog, too. Will stop by often.

Wisper said...

How sweet! Maybe I'm a little sappy right now because I'm expecting my first just about any day...but this is so precious. Great job capturing the emotion of such an incredible event.

Peggy~ said...

Thank you so much, Wisper! You have a right to be sappy if you're expecting your first about any day. Congratulations!
All my best wishes to you!