Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Such A Gift

I had scooped Boaz up in my arms to hold him close to me. I felt his tiny vulnerable body next to mine and closed my eyes to thank the Lord for the sweet little gift; the one that grew inside of me. His little round head was soft with bunny like hair and his legs were dangling with buttermilk rolls. He felt so delicious and innocent. I thought about the sleepless nights that I have been experiencing with him for the last few months and wished that he would learn to sleep better, but when I placed him on my lap the big blue eyes that looked up at me smiled with complete adoration. How could I blame him for anything in this life, after all he is just a human completely dependant upon me. As I continued to look over his perfect little flesh my hand was squeezed with all of three months old might. His focus was so great that it placed a sweet smile on my lips. How lucky I am, how blessed. I softly pried his tiny fist from around my one finger and placed him to my chest again. He bent to my will as only an infant can, and I said a prayer for him. I prayed for sound health, and a sound mind, and I thanked my heavenly father for such a joy as Boaz.

10 comments:

Sylvia said...

What a sweet baby!! They are so aorable at that age.

I enjoyed your last post. I needed to be reminded to think about what our vision of our family is. It is so easy to get all caught up in the day to day life and forget to look to your goal.

meNmykids said...

Sweet!

JoAnn said...

He is such a cute little guy! We would sure like to see him sometime. Hint. Hint.

Marisela said...

He is such a sweetie, and a blessing. I liked your last post. It is easy to loose focus on what we need to do...and I don't even have a new baby. Thanks for the reminder.

Neena said...

Awww, that is sooo sweet! Babies are such a joy, no matter the extra work they bring. I've often thought of how queens and kings surely couldn't have loved their children quite as much as regular people, since they didn't raise them. Oh, yes, I'm sure they loved them very much, but not the same kind of bonding, strengthening, enduring love of one who has raised this child, watched him/her grow, taught them good and evil and how to hear their conscience, and to show them the way to God, and watch them make that choice on their own. It just isn't the same. Which makes me just all the more glad that my family isn't royalty, or even just really wealthy or fairly rich, because I have many benefits that the people in those positions would not have.

I also just read your last post. It's certainly something to look back on, when I am a mother, who, with the help of my husband and of God, will be making goals concerning my children. At this present moment, I am happy just to be free of any responsibility like that just yet. I will enjoy the time I have now, and will cross the bridge of raising children when I have children. I'm glad that you were able to remind yourself of your goals, and feel so refreshed to go back to work to achieve them. Work didn't seem like the word, but I couldn't think of the one I wanted, so you'll just have to understand what I'm saying, without me saying it exactly right! LOL.

Lori said...

Beautifully said ~ you are so blessed!

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marykathryn said...

Well you know this household adores your new little one..He is such a sweet baby!! Hope your restless nights get better...SOON!! :-)

Jules said...

Awww.... That is so sweet! This post makes me want another dependant one. I miss the feeling of being the one that he/she NEEDS. My kids don't need me anymore, which is kinda sad. Keep on enjoying it, we both know it doesn't last long enough. He is SOOO cute though!!!

Cherrie said...

Oh what a sweet feeling to have. I so can't wait till my time comes. This time is passing so fast and that baby of yours is such a cutie.

Tish said...

These are the little moments that really well up with joy that God has seen fit to bless me with another sweet little baby. I only hope that in the stress and sleepless nights I can find time to enjoy and be thankful for the wonderful gift God has given me.

The blog before this one really helped me to get more motivated to work harder to keep my home more like I should. Poor Matt has really had a lot of patience with my slackness in this. I'm really serious when I ask for your prayers in this. I've really had a hard time lately having the energy and motivation that I need to keep up with everything around here.