Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Upwardly Mobile

My baby girl took her first steps last night!

Part of me is hugely excited about it!! And yet...

Part of me could just cry and cry.

As I look at our family, I wonder if Hosanna will be my last baby. She may be my last baby for awhile, at any rate. And while I love to see her grow and learn new things, part of me is really sad that she is growing out of the baby stage so quickly. I LOVE nurturing babies. It's completely what I was made for. I just love every part of it. And I'm not ready to let go of that just yet. I guess this is the part where we wait and see what God has in store for us.

Despite my sadness over the whole affair, I am very thankful for a few things:

- I was there to see her first steps! I wasn't at work (Praise the Lord for allowing me to be a stay-at-home mom!) and I hadn't left for my homeschool moms meeting yet (but I was practically walking out the door.)

- Her first steps were to her daddy. He wasn't at work either. One of the biggest blessings of his disability is that he doesn't have to miss these special moments!

God has certainly blessed us. I am so thankful for my little girl and for the joy she brings to our lives.

Find more to be thankful for at Heavenly Homemakers!


Laura said...

I'm so glad both her mommy and daddy were there to see her first steps! How exciting (and yes...I understand the sadness too)!

Teresa said...

Blessings to you on this momentous occasion!

Partyhouse 4 God said...

I am so happy for you and your "baby". I know the sadness of the ending of her baby chapter, but she is now starting her new chapter as a toddler. You know if you want to get pregnant within the next 9 weeks, we can be pregnant together again. Just a thought. =)

Sharmista said...

Shelli! LOL I don't think so. No ma'am. Not this time.