Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Baby Mine

Track number 1 on the cd that is almost always in Bela's CD player is Baby Mine, by Alison Krauss. Jenna, Lily's mom, made us the CD during Bela's second surgery. Every song on that CD does something to me when I hear them. They stir many memories for me. I sing Baby Mine to her every night as I rock her before she goes to bed. She snuggles right up to me, it is my most favorite moment of the day. Tonight was particularly tender for me as I thought about little Lily, born the same day as Bela, in a hopsital bed recovering from her 4th open heart surgery. It is amazing really, that someone so little can endure so much. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her mommy tonight.

I am extremeley grateful tonight for how blessed we've been. Bela's health has been amazing lately considering all that is against her. Sometimes it's so easy to want to believe that it's all not real, that she is a whole and healthy little girl.

When you've imagined life without your baby girl, EVERYTHING, every moment, every tear, every word, every laugh, every second is precious.


The Simmons Family said...

I've been prayign for Lily today.. sweet thing!!

I am amazed at how big Bela looks!!

S and K said...

I am dying over that picture of Bens and Bela on the stool!!!! That is got to be the cutest thing! Just so you know, I accredit little Bela for helping me appreciate all 'the little' things about kids that can sometimes overwhelm me as a Mom, but then that's what it's REALLY all about, those moments, those times you can't get back and we get to be the Mom there to witness it all! She made me a better Mom....and of course her Mommy's amazing example never hurt! ;)

Lily's Mama! said...

Hey Avery, Bela looks so wonderful. She is getting so big, I love her hair! As with you I love the moments when I can just hold Lily and sing to her and rock her. The moments when she actually acts like she is a 23 month old baby instead of the 40 year old that I swear is trapped in her body. I have thought about Bela and you all day, we are in your old room, the room B was in when she was just an itty bitty baby. I have told Lily all about her. It has seemed telling her stories calms her down, and it also seems she enjoys her stories about her heart friends most! Thank you truly for all of your prayers today. She is doing very well tonight. Give Bela some snuggles for me, seeing I can't do so with Lily right now.


The Tams Family said...

Bela looks great! Love all the pics.... love what you said about imagining life without your baby girl....couldn't have said it better myself! Amazing what miracles these kids are!!

caitlin wilson said...

oh ave...i miss you! i love updates from you, please do more. your family pictures are so darling. you are beautiful as ever. and bela is so cute...and getting so big!

La said...

Love the one of Bels eating ice cream in her chair. So sweet! When do we get to see you guys? We miss you!

Bug said...

there is such an amazingly sweet spirit about your family. you are all so beautiful and kind to each other and seem like the picture perfect family. little bela is an angel and so adorable. i love her pig tails. i'm so glad she is doing so well. i totally understand the music bringing on nostalgia. grace has had the same CD since she was born as well. baby mine is on there too. :)

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