Friday, February 13, 2009

Little Shira is one month old!

The first month of her life passed in a blink of an eye. It seems as though only yesterday, I stared at the tiny, beautiful baby girl that was placed in my arms, and exclaimed in delightful disbelief - how can it be? Did she really come out of me?! At the same time, it seems as though she has been here with us forever.

How much joy our little Miss brought into our lives; truly, I don't know what we did to be deserving of such a sweet, beautiful, precious gift.

How my life has been enriched - beyond measure! So many more reasons to smile; so many tiny little hugs, kisses and cuddles. So many lovely moments with my baby in my arms, at all times of day and night.

Our child is a whole, new, separate human being - not our property, and not an extension of us, but indeed a dear, cherished gift, given to us to treasure and guard for a limited period of time. And even now, as I look at the little baby cradled in my arms, I already anticipate the bittersweet moment of having, one day, to let go.

22 comments:

MamaF said...

Dear Anna,
after following your blog for months it almost seems to know each other, so the thought of your precious baby girl being already one month old deeply touch me. Children are such a blessing, and you put it so wonderfully.
I wish you a happy and blessed life .
MamaF

Tracy said...

The "Letting Go" day happens sooner than you think! Cherish each moment!

Scrapqueen said...

Isn't the Lord just wonderful? He sends us these beautiful little gifts to care for. My little girl just turned 5 a few days ago and I am still in awe of her. They grow and learn things so fast that it is just amazing.

lady jane said...

*** I already anticipate the bittersweet moment of having, one day, to let go.***

This time is but a whisper, she changes so quickly. All the more reason to gently but securely hold her ever so close.

Happy One Month Birthday, sweet Shira. :o)

Becky said...

Continue to nurture her and love her, and she will always come to her Mama for help and advice and comfort. Some days I can't survive without my Mama!!!

Congratulations again!

Anonymous said...

Happy One Month Birthday, Baby Shira! Such a blessing you are.

Perhaps we might be blessed with more photos of the little lady......? :-D She is just so beautiful, Anna!

Prayers,
W

Anonymous said...

I know these days pass in the blink of an eye. Time seems to go by so much more quickly once you become a mother. Holly

Sharon said...

How sweet! Can you get some pictures of her up on your blog? That would be so nice!

Civilla said...

Goes fast, doesn't it? Nothing is more precious than those newborn days.

Coffee Catholic said...

WOW!!!! I can't believe an entire month has passed already!!!! I hope someday Elspeth and Shira get to meet one another in real life. Wouldn't that be a blessing?? Any time you fancy a trip to the farm... hehehehe!

Gombojav Tribe said...

Saraa is a month old also. Some days I look at her and think she just got here. Sometimes it seems like she has always been here.

I know just how you feel.

Mrs. Lindblom said...

Happy one month, Baby Shira!

Jacqueline said...

Anna,

I often hear moms making comments in different ways that express that they cannot wait until their children are more independent.(can't wait until...)

My oldest is going to be graduating next year and then on to university.I so do not want to waste my children's short time at home wishing it away.

My youngest is two and is potty trained in the daytime and as strange as it may seem I miss diaper changing. She is growing up. Sigh!

Even my oldest dd is grieved by her growing so fast. She hugs her tight and kisses her chubby little baby cheeks saying how she is going to miss this time.

It's wonderful..let's savor every moment!

Blessings,
Jacqueline

Nothing shocks me anymore... said...

You truely do NOT realize how quickly life passes until you are blessed with a child. As days turn to weeks, into months and then years you will sit in awe and try to figure out how you slept through it. Enjoy these moments!

Nothing shocks me anymore... said...

It is amazing to realize that life never moved as fast before baby. Days slip into weeks that fall into months.. Before you know it January will be on the horizon and it is a frightening thought.. Where did my year go? "Don't blink.. life goes fater then you think"
I am getting ready to celebrate the 4th birthday of my twins who were only born a few months ago...

Kyle, Amanda, and Tobias said...

It's amazing how life seems to speed up way too fast once you have a child, I wish so many times it would slow down. It's wonderful you've been taking the time to enjoy your little one.

The newborn phase is a blissful but short phase! I think God planned it that way since it is also one of the most physically demanding phases for mother and baby (it's hard work to double your size in 6 short months!). I think the fact that it is brief makes us appreciate it all the more.

Jennifer said...

What a blessing she is! Congratulations!

Susan B said...

Hi Anna,
It doesn't seem like a month has already gone by. I'm sure little Shira has grown so much in that month! ('Delightful disbelief' perfectly describes how I felt when my oldest daughter was born all those years ago.) Cherish each moment with your wee one. Children truly are a precious gift. Blessings to you and your family!

Regina said...

Time does go by so fast! Enjoy your little one as one day, too soon, she will be a teen-ager and then watch out, boy howdy!

Rose said...

Shira is blessed with her Mum and Dad.

Me said...

Happy one-month birthday, Shira! Anna, your thoughts on motherhood are beautiful - I love how you're enjoying every moment! *Hug!*

Karen said...

Those newborn moments just seem to rush by don't they? My little Elizabeth is almost 3 months already!

But don't worry, the toddler time will seem to drag by lol.