Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Common Ground... Revisited


I was looking through my older posts and came across this one. I think it's one of my favorites. I wrote it almost one year ago. Seems like yesterday. I thought I would share it again.



It's early... a little too early. Thanks Em! Any way, I'm up, everyone else is still sleeping, Emilia went back to sleep too, so, what to do... watch the sun come up on this soon to be very busy Sunday, and sit quietly with my thoughts. My thoughts... most of the time they are running wild, trying to catch up to me , my days, the chaos I call life. Stress has hit our family, sort of sucker punched us, it's reared it's ugly head too many times over the last two years and has affected us all. My thoughts are usually , what in the world is for dinner, why is Andrew crying, AGAIN! Hurry up we're going to be late, stop that fighting , clean up this mess and occasionally... where is the baby? The baby.... sweetness, calmness, love. She is our refuge, our oasis. She slows us down, she commands our attention. She soothes our aching heads. We are her puppets, our legs will run to her, our mouths will sing to her, our arms will hold her and our hearts, well.... they are hers forever. Life is hectic, unruly and much like a circus, but Emilia has become our center, our focus. Our cornerstone. One small delicate creature has so much power over us. Without even trying she brings us together, unites us. We work in unison to please her, we are all on the same team. We forget our worries, our differences are discarded. Her timing into this world was perfect, there was no mistake. I truly thought Emilia's "condition" would be what pushed me and the rest of us, right over the edge, but our little miracle worker did just the opposite. She has gently lead us to a safer place, a beautiful place. She is our common ground, and around her we build our strength. She is the air we breathe.

Originally posted on July 19, 2009

18 comments:

B. McKenzie said...

Love this. I just came across your blog today for the 1st time. I look forward to hearing more about Amelia. We have a little boy, Jack who also has magic :)

Heather said...

Amazing how these children center us,isn't it?The beauty and gift that keeps on giving in the magic of that extra chromosome!

*Thank you for the card ... it made me cry.

Rochelle said...

This is beautiful, thanks for reposting it, I hadn't read it before.
Thanks for the tears too.

So amazing that that little extra something bonds us all.

Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing this again Stephanie, as I did not see it the first time around. I was still out there watching and reading and hadn't found my comfort zone to start blogging yet.

This makes complete sense to me now. It is so true, that our little ones, really DO center us!
I'm now at the point where I can't even imagine how we did it WITHOUT Landon. We are whole!!

Beautiful, beautiful post:)

Kim said...

That is so sweet and absolutely true~ we feel the same about our little one. Thanks for posting again :-)

Emily said...

I remember that post and cannot believe a year has already gone by! Thanks bunches for re-posting! I feel the same! Life is beautiful!

The VW's said...

Beautifully written! And, I LOVE that picture of Em! What a cutie! Hugs!!!

Carrie said...

This a beautiful post--I missed it the first time around--so glad you posted it again. I feel the exact same way--thanks for wording this so well.

Bulldogma said...

Thank you for reposting this :o)
It is SO true!

my family said...

so beautiful

Becca said...

Really, really lovely, and so true.

*Overflowing* said...

WOW...so beautiful!!! Such an amazing gift!!

Runningmama said...

Love this post so much, thank you for putting it out there again! Emilia is just beautiful!

To Love Endlessly said...

Love this post and the picture. Guess there was a reason she got you out of bed early that morning. Just touching...

Lacey said...

I remember that post! And its so true, its like my angel story. They chose to come down here and "suffer" to unite us and make people do things they would never do. They make the world a better place!

Tina said...

You have written this so beautifully and been able to speak for all of us. Our little babies who come to us bringing so much uncertainty initially, change our lives forever, making us do things and be people we never thought we could be. Thats the kind of power they have.

Thanks for reposting this.

Loren Stow said...

I have one word for your post: BEAUTIFUL! Your words are so soft and I truly feel calmer after reading them.

mandd3 said...

All right, what happened to ME being the one with the right words? Here you are beating me to the punch by a whole year! Love it!