(written on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016)
Last night, as Liesl drifted off to sleep on my chest, I decided to stay there in the rocking chair and hold her for a few more minutes rather than put her down in her crib. I closed my eyes and remembered, like it was yesterday, exactly what it was like to hold her a year ago…I remember crying as I wrapped my arms around this perfect little human straight from heaven, gooey and sticky from birth, gently wiggling and moving and exploring this new body and new home of hers. I remember thinking she was the most beautiful thing on this earth. I remember closing my eyes and praying that I could always remember that moment. I remember telling Nick, “That was HORRIBLE! I’m never doing natural birth again!” And then looking down at her and knowing I’d go through it a thousand more times if that’s what it took to get her here.
Happy birthday, Baby Liesl Girl. We love you more than I think you’ll ever know. Thank you for choosing to come to our family.