Thursday, November 1, 2007

Me and a Happy Day

I've been tagged by Dianntha at Ohio Farm Girl to share a photo of myself and tell you the story behind it. I thought since I have already shared a picture of me on my wedding day, I would show you the other Happiest Day of my Life.

After 5 years of infertility treatments, two operations, one miscarriage, 7 days in NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), a million tears, and an infinite number of prayers from ourselves, family and friends in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and New Mexico......



We brought him home~

~That look is pure gratitude

Edited to add: The song, Brahm's Lullaby, is the one I would sing to him as an infant:

Lullaby and goodnight,

go to bed now and sleep tight.

Close your eyes and start to yawn,

pleasant dreams until the dawn.

When the sun lights the sky,

you will wake feeling spry.

Start your day with a smile,

life is really worthwhile.

Now I have to tag 3 others to play. You can post a past, present or future (I'd like to see someone pull that off) picture of yourself. It can even be a baby picture if you prefer. So I choose....Hmmmm let me see.....Julia at Chicken Scratch, Esther at Esther Sunday, and Michelle at Back Through Time. Have fun girls, and please don't hate me:)

18 comments:

ohiofarmgirl said...

Oh what a wonderful picture of a proud mom and beautiful baby. I so miss having babies in our home! Thanks for sharing! Dianntha

bj said...

This picture is worth a thousand words. It made me tear up just seeing and knowing how blessed you felt and still do.
Pls. come by to see me sometime....
Hugs,
bj

Brenda said...

What a great picture and a wonderful time.God bless you.

Mary said...

Beautiful picture, beautiful music, beautiful post!
xoxo,
Mary

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Esther Sunday said...

Choked me up, babe. Truly a miracle baby - you so deserve it! Mmm, my turn, huh? I don't have a scanner, so I will have to come up with something. Thanks! Love, E

Linda said...

I have tears in eyes and goose bumps too. Your picture says it all, gratitude and pure joy. Blessings to you and your. Linda

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a beauty you are and that picture is truly priceless. There is a gentleness that comes through that can only come from the heart of a mom. I loved this post.

Hugs,
Dena

Flea Market Queen said...

OK...I have goosebumps right now!
I feel your love & pride Mom...
Priscilla

Kellan said...

That certainly is a HAPPY day!

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...

What a beautiful post and a beautiful picture! You are radiant! :)

Miss you guys and thanks for stopping by my blog and saying HI

*muah*
Michelle

julia said...

You are simply glowing with love Rhonda. How incredibly precious...sigh.

julia said...

Oh, and come on over when you get a moment, k? (Thanks MUCH to YOU, the valances are up!) =-)

Counting Your Blessings said...

Could there be anything, ANYTHING more precious?! Blessings.. Polly

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How wonderful! Your look says it all. Bless you both!
Penny

bj said...

I had to come back one more time and see that sweet picture again. Your face just says it all and...dang....it always makes me cry.! Happy cry, tho.
bj

Kari & Kijsa said...

ohhhhhhh! You are fabulous...what a beautiful post! How blessed you are! Praise the Lord! That picture is one to treasure forever!

smiles, kari and kijsa

ShabbyInTheCity said...

You story is mine too...only a little short of 5 years and the neonatal came with boy number 3...
Sweet photo!
Since you just watched Chocolat I will ask because I can't remember...is there any reason I couldn't show it to our youth group? Any scenes that are racy or any bad language? I don't think so but sure as I trusted myself there would be something to embarrass me.