In just one short week ~
The daffodils in our yard have bloomed ...
Our youngest daughter has given birth to a beautiful baby girl ...
And our oldest son has moved to San Francisco ...
How can a mother's heart hold so many emotions? Overflowing with joy at springtime, treasuring the precious memorable moments of birth, and needing to be held together as part of my heart has moved to San Francisco.
Today ~ treasuring memories, giving thanks, and holding on to the Maker of my heart, and the Giver of all that is good.
Thank You, loving Lord, for:
Chirping of birds
Your peace and presence in labor for our daughter
Waiting with three year-old Cruz
And other family and close friends
The miracle of birth
Healthy newborn cry
New daddy's announcement to us ~ "It's a Girl!!"
Tears of joy
Overflowing love for our daughter, and her newborn daughter
Holding the most precious gift in my arms
Most treasured moments
Holding them close in my heart
Your presence and peace two days later
Words of love
Trusting our oldest son to Your care
Joy in watching our son following his dreams
Seeing Your provision for him
Safety in travel
Texts of safe arrival
Your Spirit within
Holding me together
Filling me with thanks and with love
The incredible gift of family
And of love
(Counting 1000 Gifts in 2012 - #188-219)
And sharing my mother heart at the time of birth, and the time of good-byes, at: