If I could save time in a bottle… I would save every precious moment of our little Emma’s first year. As Jim Croce said, ‘there never seems to be enough time to do all the things you want to do,’ and never were the words truer.
Emma made her entrance into the world as a happy, easy-going baby. Surrounded by love and many branches on her family tree this sweet little girl with huge blue eyes has captured our hearts. Watching her as she toddles around the house holding onto a finger, not because she needs to but for a little extra encouragement, she grins her chubby cheek smile. Leaning in to give spontaneous kisses her eyes sparkle. Pure joy radiates from her. The only time she gets cranky is when she’s done for the day and then it’s a light switch, time for night, night.
As I’ve been blessed to be a small part of her life I’m awestruck. Emma seems to have been exactly what our family needed to be complete. Her older sister and brother each hold a special place in our hearts but until this little one just slid in and around any open crevice she brought us even closer. We have three amazing grandchildren.
In the years to come our family will continue to morph and grow and we’ll welcome each new member with open arms and hearts. I look forward to celebrating each birthday in the years ahead for our children and grandchildren whether they are here now or yet to come. Maybe someday when Emma is old enough to understand, we’ll chat about how her arrival completed us and know how much she was loved from the first moment we gazed into her big blue eyes and held her in our arms.
In this patchwork quilt of life we lead, it is comforting to see we all have the capacity to accept each new member into the fold and realize life just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter.
Until next time,
I wish you happiness.