Sunday, May 8, 2011

The rocking chair

From this morning, my sweet boy.
I woke up last mothers day and daddy was all about getting me out of bed and into the living room. I wanted to roll over and sleep some more. Covers up to my chin. Watch a good movie, maybe some coffee in bed, pretty please?

When I finally meandered out, tired and needing coffee desperately, there was the most beautiful rocking chair I'd ever seen waiting for me. From daddy, for you, our future baby. The rocking chair I'd been eyeing for months. Dreaming of for countless hours. The note attached read "you're going to be a great mom." And yes, I'm pretty sure I cried when I read that.

I was happy that day with your daddy, eating a cheese picnic on the living room floor, but I was sad I was missing that day with you. I was sad because you weren't there to cuddle with us. Because I couldn't hold you. And, as much as I knew I should embrace the todays, I couldn't wait for next year.

Last year I had a rocking chair.

This year I have a baby boy to rock in it.

So thankful for you my little man. I love you to the moon and back.


* we spent today doing laundry, but we were together, which is the very best way to spend a day. *


love said...

i love this photo & am so happy you had your boy home to rock this year. love your family! =)

BWF said...

Oh, wow! That is so sweet. My husband & I are adopting our first 2 children from Uganda, & I can totally relate to your "before baby" feelings. Thanks for sharing! A lot of heartbreak & pain & the nearness of God.... sweet, tough, difficult, precious times.... all for a faith refined & a heart that is full & the pitter patter of little black feet. PRICELESS!

Carrie said...

Hi Abi and family...I love checking in on you guys and your sweet boy. I follow your Mom's blog as well and just love your family. Anyhow I was hoping you could pass some information on to me. We are actually just started the process to adopt again from Ethiopia, but for some reason I keep feeling this nudging for Uganda. What agency did you use, or lawyer to adopt from there? Many Thanks
God Bless

Mom Of Many said...

What a beautiful post. And love, love, love the picture. He is just so precious. I know I am prejudiced, but really, let's all just be honest...has there ever been a more handsome baby?

See! Everyone knows it too, but it's just awkward for most to admit. The truth remains.