Tuesday, December 08, 2009

One degree of separation...

Well, I did it.  After 17 months of constant, deliberate and delightful attachment,
I separated from my little elf  for a day and a half.

A few weeks ago when my dear friend, Lisa, gave birth to sweet baby Joseph, I told her that I would return to spend a little time helping out - without my munchkin tagging along - so I can actually be, well.....helpful.
Lisa's husband is a firefighter and was working for 48 straight hours yesterday and today - and my husband was actually off of work - so it appeared that the stars were perfectly aligned for me to make a quick trip to New Roads.
I actually think it was wonderful for ALL of us.  It was nice (and necessary) to step out of my little world and, as much as I missed her, it was nice to have a little time away from my baby.
It was so nice for Gianna and her Daddy to have some serious bonding time.
And as for baby Joseph ~

...well, he was exceptionally yummy

and content

and adored

especially by his big sister, who was in many of the pictures...

...and you can see why.  So precious and photogenic.

And I only captured one of Matthew, the big brother, and lover of all things military:

He was standing at attention in this photo and I asked him, "Matthew, are you lovingly guarding your little brother?"

"No," he replied, "I just wanted to be in the picture."
Funny kid.
And we can't forget Joseph's mommy...

who was the lucky recipient of a beautiful gummy grin.

Ahhhh.....there's nothin' like a newborn.

Well, except maybe, an adorable, spirited seventeen month old that just so happens to belong to a super-appreciative and blessed mommy:

I was completely prepared for her to be a little distant or angry with me when I returned home tonight.  Instead, I was met with a grin, a gasp and full-on sprint all the way down the hallway, through the living room and into my longing arms ---- just where she belongs!
Oh - and it was pretty special to come home to a clean straightened house and grilled supper by an adoring husband who also happens to belong to me.
Life is good.

1 comment:

  1. So excited for you, Maria!!! What a great what to give so lovingly of yourself and to receive love from your sweet funny adorable husband. 2 birds with one stone... so to speak.


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