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Friday, March 9, 2012

mila: our first moments alone


oh mimi belle, my sweet little girl. you've completed our family in a way that i could have never imagined. things are different for us all now- good different. you were born at night. we slept nursed our way through. in the morning, family came, friends came and your pops left to get bro bro. finally, peace at last. for us both. i changed my clothes and brushed my teeth. you slept, snug, in your see-through bassinet. our nurse was an older woman (i can't remember her name) who adored you so.. told me stories and made me feel warm inside. she told me that your name was a sweet name, the kind of feminine name she liked for a girl. soft. she was a gentle woman, the kind you don't meet too often in this world. i'm not a gentle woman. i'd like to be and i make strides everyday to become more like that. i want you to be a gentle and kind person. a woman who can take care of herself, but sweet- the kind of person that doesn't need to shout from the rooftops to get attention. the kind of person that just radiates warmth and beauty from the inside. in that first hour we spent alone together, i knew that you had already changed me forever and over the past year, you prove it more everyday. you make me stronger everyday to stand for what is right for me, for you, for our family, for women, for the world. small steps, hopefully someday giant leaps. you've turned into this adorable toddler who laughs and is silly and is so smart. you see the world. and i see you.

2 comments:

countryhomeschooling said...

LOVE! You just warmed my heart reading this! Thank you!

countryhomeschooling said...

LOVE! You just warmed my heart reading this! Thank you!