It was in the morning – as the sun burned the heavy fog left by a late night thunderstorm away – it was then when a short little text came through on my phone.
Today is the day.
I knew exactly what the text meant. No need to tell me what, or why, or when. I knew. Today was the day, when my dear friend Maria was delivering her baby. As I sat on my couch, that old plaid couch full of memories, my eyes filled with tears. Tears of joy. Anticipation. Excitement.
Today is the day.
There was such a wait. Ups and downs and health concerns. All a wait. And even now, as I sit here, at my computer typing these words I wonder. I wonder about the baby. And my dear dear friend. I wait.
It’s a good wait – it’s the kind of wait that interrupts the monotony of everyday. It’s a life, a new life, kind of wait. What a beautiful time of year to be blessed with this kind of life waiting. As we venture through Holy Week — where we remember how our Jesus died and rose for us — we celebrate life. Eternal life. A gift.
And now, as I sit here with the now afternoon sun on my back, I receive a text.
Life. Beautiful beautiful life.
We race through this world so fast running from thing to thing to thing. And then there are moments like today — where the world won’t be the same — where we are blessed with good. New life.
So, today I celebrate life.
Welcome to the world, sweet baby Emma.
life is such a beautiful thing to celebrate and praise God for 🙂 congrats to your dear friend and her new little family!
Beautiful pictures, beautiful life. Thank you for sharing the beauty of this moment. Congrats to the new family as they welcome this beautiful new life into their own.
I understand the wait, completely. Today, I waited to see photos of a mommy holding her new 14 month old, in a little orphanage in Kiev, Ukraine. The same place that I held my boy for the first time, almost 6 months ago. The same place that I kissed that little baby girl – who didn’t know what a mommy was yet – and I told her a family was coming for her soon. Today – this little lady knows what love feels like, she knows what family means.
It’s so, so good to wait – and then rejoice! Only God!
what a precious post…..thank you for sharing!
Welcome, sweet precious Emma 😉 🙂 🙂
Oh, when I read the line at the very top of your post, that describes my day here today. It was a sudden rain late last night. Now it’s sunshine 🙂 🙂
Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂
oh wonderful! so happy for Maria! and i do LOVE the name Emma.
Hey Rachel, it has been awhile – my life has been hectic but I found a moment to pause with Easter Holidays upon us and it was lovely to read your beautiful thoughts once again. Blessings to you at this special season. xx
Life is a special gift!
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Psalms 4:7-8 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased. I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
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