Friday, May 21, 2010

A week old.


This is a day among all others. A day that my baby is one week old.

It is also the day that my mother in law left to return to Florida. I have to admit her departure is an emotional one. We shared with Donna our most life-changing experience. The birth of our fourth child, and her 11th grandchild. She has done everything for us, including staying an extra week to accommodate for Matilda's tardiness. She has taken care of me, of the kids, of Jake. Making it so I could sit on the couch for the last five days and hold my baby instead of setting her down to do the dishes and the cleaning. I have loved it. It's been a beautiful week. And words cannot describe how it feels to share this time of my life with her.

But perhaps the greatest gift she gave me is what could be an award-winning collection of photographs of Matilda's birth. Priceless wouldn't even begin to describe them. The absolute greatest, lasting gift I could have ever hoped for.

Thanking her here wouldn't even begin to scratch the surface. This sacred time, Matilda's entry into my life, will always be associated with Donna's presence, generosity and love. Always. And that's irreplaceable.

16 comments:

Leanne said...

Beautiful baby, beautiful pictures, beautiful post. Miss you.

{Erica} said...

what a wonderful woman.

The pictures are beautiful. She is just lovely Sarah!

Lynnie said...

I love this baby's hair! She's got the greatest waves and swirls and I want to run my lips over it. I'm so glad you have great pictures of the birth. I wish I could have had someone take some of my babies. Maybe next time.

Ash said...

Such cute photos!

I can't believe the MANE on that girl!!!

You were very lucky to have Donna all to yourself!

LuCDay said...

So cute! Enjoy!!!!!

Em said...

Breathtaking. I especially love when she is looking into the camera. She has a very soothing presence. She is gorgeous!

Joyful Noise said...

Wow. That is just about all I can think to say about that beautiful tribute and thank you. And keep taking those photos, that baby will getting married before you can even believe. Those big babies grow up WAY too fast!

Dinah said...

Sari: When you lie her down to sleep tonight, whisper in her ear that her Great Auntie Dinah loves her and give her a butterfly kiss especially from me. My love to you and Jake. What a special blessing.... Love Dinah

~Mel said...

What a blessing Jake's mom is. So glad you have her share your moment. :)

Diana said...

Beautiful. Sacred. Brings tears to my eyes.

Congratulations! :)

Lisa said...

Shes so gorgeous! Congratulations! The pictures of her birth are AMAZING!

Sending your beautiful family all our love!

Feather Fam. said...

Congratulations! So fun... so many girls... so many cute pictures! Hope you are bouncing back nicely!

Latisha said...

Beautiful pictures!

Team Bowers said...

She is absolutely perfect! I want one! And guess what!?! I am pregnant!

Annie said...

she is precious sarah! i love you woman!

jakenapril said...

lovely. and i'm still loving that mess of wild, dark hair on miss matilda's head. per.fect!