Wednesday, January 6, 2010

safe in my arms

Little brother Orrin arrived safely on December 16th--those who are interested can read the story on the family blog.

We are thoroughly immersed in the new baby daze, but it has not escaped me that it is January. Layla's birthday is in 3 days. In the quiet moments, which are so few and far between these days, I feel the grief lurking. But things are so wildly different now than they were last year at this time. My heart is so full, my arms are no longer quite so achingly empty, and that makes it easier. We have an appreciation for this healthy, thriving, beautiful little being that is unparalleled by those who have never known the other side. We are so completely aware of what a miracle he is, and we are so thankful.


margaret said...

Congratulations on the birth of Orrin!!! How wonderful to have a child in your arms again and to stay this time!!! You are so very blessed. Sending you hugs

Hope's Mama said...

Oh how wonderful! Congratulations mama and welcome beautiful baby Orrin. Headed over to read the birth story now.
So relieved and so happy for you. It is just bliss, isn't it?

Hope's Mama said...

OH and of course, I am remembering Layla with you this month with so much love.

Leila's mommy said...

Remembering Layla with you today <3
Congratulations on your rainbow baby!!!! i am so very happy for you and your family!

ps. when i was pregnant with my Leila, the boys name we picked out was Orin Tucker. :) you and i have good taste in baby names, lol.