At 6:29am she was born.
Of course she was helpless
to the path before her, but she was also
glowing with a newfound warmth.
Her body surged with
changes that shook the
self image she may have known.
Cries arose with a welcoming echo
there were many moons of silent growth.
Safe in the newness of
shared body warmth,
she looked for the first time at the
life so attached to her own.
swept over her as the
worked relentlessly at arrival to hungry lips.
She needed not a name,
for that was something she had been granted
during another birth
where she was the one
joining the world as an infant,
but not today.
At 6:29am a mother was born.
~By Laura Schmitt
21 years ago today, at 1:16pm, I was given the greatest blessing in my life.....At that moment I became a Mother. Twenty-one years ago today at 1:16pm, my sweet Katrina Leigh entered into our world and christened me into Motherhood. A Gift that I have been blessed to have received three more times since and a position in life ~ that truly defines who I am....I am a Mother.
Katrina Leigh,,,,,who is away today partying in New York City with her sister and friends is spending this special day away from home,,,,but, while it may seem sad, it actually is glorious because I have done my job well.....my oldest daughter [and her sister Greta] have their wings spread wide and are flying.
Here are a few pictures from her scrapbook that I just wanted to share. I so wish we had the technology for digital photographs 21 years ago, because many of my pictures of my first precious baby are on Polaroid film that darkens as the years go by, and I was not able to afford film and developing on large scale back then.....but these images are very precious to me....because it reminds me how innocent we both were back then.....both learning as we went forward through life as Mother and Daughter.
Happy 21st Birthday!!!
....Moments after her birth and my birth of Motherhood
On her First birthday, with my Beloved Mother.....she loved birthday crowns from the get-go
My Birthday girl...
and she still loves Birthday Crowns at 21!!!!