Earlier today we heard word just before leaving for Maddy’s music class that some good friends of ours had welcomed their baby girl into the world this morning. While we were eating breakfast and getting ready for our day they were bring a baby into the world.
Seeing the little text messaged picture of their tiny newborn daughter brought back a flood of memories for me.
It amazes me how much time can pass and yet the emotions I felt the afternoon that I first got to hold my baby are still so strong, like I am feeling them all over again for the very first time. I remember how she felt against my chest in those first moments after she was born. I remember the look on Luke’s face as he worked to process everything that had just happened and all the feelings that were swirling through his heart. I remember all the pride and love, the exhaustion and happy energy that flowed through me.
Everything was right in my world.
There was no way that life could get any better. Life was perfect.
I was wrong though. Things do get better. Every day that love I felt in those first introductory moments to motherhood grows exponentially. The feeling of awe I felt towards my husband who helped me to make such a perfect little girl and the feeling of awe I felt toward my sweet little girl for gracing our family with her perfection is always there and always growing.
It is hard to imagine how much your little heart can love until the loves of your life step in and force your heart to grow and fill with more love every.single.day.
I am so excited to meet the newest addition to our tight knit group. I am so excited for what my friends may be feeling and experiencing and for how their lives are changing, but right now for just this moment I am just so thankful to this little newborn girl for bringing all of my sweet memories of my little newborn girl back to the forefront of my mind.