Thursday, March 6, 2008

Miracles of Love

Words can't describe my emotions as I sit and rock my precious little girl with her head on my shoulder and her arms around my neck. She is playing with my hair. I am holding her tight. Rocking my sleeping little girl. She is growing up so fast. These last 7 1/2 months have just flown by. I am trying desperately to savor each day and each stage of her life, but I feel like they are slipping through my fingertips as she makes her way to the next milestone and stage.

My precious Ruthie is such a joy. The utmost honor I have is to be her mom. To love her, rock her, feed her, laugh with her, watch her grow and develop is what makes my mommy heart sing. Her personality is so sweet and loving. She truly is a loving and tender hearted little girl. She's funny and enjoys playing games and laughing. She's got the BEST tickle spots and laughs right out loud when's tickled. She plays with her friends Duck and Octopus and loves her shiny little fishy. Taggy is a constant friend too.

She sings and talks all the time. What a beautiful melody it is. I am so glad that my home will be filled with the sound of her voice for so many years to come. My heart wells up and spills over with wonder, amazement, love, joy and such a sense of awe. I can't believe that God entrusted me with this precious, perfect little life.

She loves others and interacts so well with everyone. There isn't a soul at church who isn't greeted with a smile on Sunday. She has enough love to share and shares it freely. Her smiles light up a room, and she draws people to her. Everywhere we go, she is the attention grabber.

I am absolutely humbled by my precious little girl. Truly grateful for the opportunity to guide, direct, teach, and observe this wonderful gift from God. If only I could bottle my feelings and make time stand still... but then at the same moment I can't wait to see her crawl, walk, and run. To jump and swim, to hear her talk and to watch her bloom even more into God's little girl. To come through those rocky years of adolescence and become close friends. I guess that is why my heart is so full. It is full of love, full of hope, full of wonder, full of dreams for the future.

I love you, Ruthie. You are my sweet pea, my lovie, my Ruthie Roo. You make my mommy heart sing.


Linda said...

Teresa, I know I'm goofy a lot, but I do have a very sentimental side, and it makes my heart sing to see a mom express her unabashed love for her baby. I have sat and held my 7 1/2 month olds and felt all these same things. No one on earth can understand exactly how you feel about her, but I know that deep, deep almost inexpressible love you feel. You are a blessing, and Ruthie is blessed! I sent your CD yesterday; let me know when you get it.

with3blessings said...

The amazing much as you love Ruthie now...and as much as you are enamored with she gets older so does that love. My oldest baby is 9 1/2 and I am still amazed that God picked me to be her mom. That God put me in her life to teach her about Him and be an example of Him to her. It only gets better.

Janelle said...

Oh, I wish I knew you in person. Then I could give you a hug and tell you that was the sweetest thing I have ever read. Then I would squeeze Ruthie's cheeks, cuz I am dying to!!

Alana said...

Well, it looks like you are going to have to meet Janelle if you guys make it here for that visit!

Love hearing your Mommy heart. It is a beautiful thing.

Love you!

Blooming Where We're Planted said...

You are such a precious mom as well Teresa. God did choose you for Ruthie and it's not a wonder of why at all to me. She is as blessed to have you as a mom as you feel to have her as a daughter. It only gets better too. I know that's hard to imagine, but so true. Cherish every second.