Thursday, November 26, 2009

So much to be grateful for....

There's no way I could go today without expressing gratitude to my spouse and eternal companion.

I mentioned in my last post how you don't know how much you can love your child till you're holding her in your arms. But I also have to say it's amazing how much the love for your spouse grows when you see him holding your daughter in his arms. You see this entirely different side of them. This softer side you weren't sure they had. It's amazing.
He has been so wonderful since I had the baby. He's up with me at night, he's helping me breastfeed, he's doing everything he can to help me adjust to this new life, even while he himself is trying to adjust.
I'm so blessed to be able to have him in my life. I'm so grateful that we were sealed for time and all eternity and that our daughter can be with us forever because of that choice that we made together. Darin, I love you so much and I'm so excited to start this new chapter in our lives.
And how do I even begin to talk about this little thing? I'm so grateful that she's here and that she's healthy. Even though she's only been in our home for a short time, I can feel the spirit that she brings. It's amazing how close to our Heavenly Father these little ones are. It makes me want to live my life that much better so that I can be an example for her as she learns and grows.

I love you Darin. I love you Nora. I'm thankful to have you both in my life and look forward to the memories that we're going to make together.

8 comments:

Adrienne said...

She is so BEAUTIFUL! I am so happy for you guys and cannot wait to meet her.

Sure, if you are interested give me a call . . . (831) 224-3266 - I am just assuming you have your hands full!

Alli said...

Oh wow Jess, she is so so precious! Congrats to you both!! Other then the scare of the C section I'm glad all went well!!

Josh and Ash said...

Hey Jess! I found your blog through Heidi and just had to see your new addition! She is beautiful! I'm so so so happy and excited for you guys! I hear she is even sweeter in person (if that's possible!)
Josh and I started a blog too, just thought I would let you know :)

Congrats again! I'm glad to hear you are doing so well :)

The Fords said...

Congrats! she is super cute!

Janeen said...

It's so true that having a baby makes you want to be such a better person. You suddenly don't live for yourself anymore. You guys are such good parents. You have a wonderful husband, and a beautiful daughter. Love you girl!

Carrie and Jesse said...

She's so cute. I can't believe you've already had your baby! I'm glad you made it through the c-section. I'd be wigging. I'm already wigging. I hope she stays put for a couple more weeks. Although, I can't wait to hold her. I'm sure you are in heaven. Can't wait to see more pics. Is that redish hair??

preston. shawnee. cohen said...

Hi Jessica. This is Shawnee Hopkin, Heidi's friend, and I was dorothy at the halloween party :) I stumbled accross your blog from Heidi's and although I've only met you once you had me in tears while reading about your baby and delivery. It just brought back so many memories for me, newborns are the most precious thing EVER. CONGRATULATIONS :) Isn't it absolutely amazing how much love you can feel for them?! Anyway I just wanted to say hi and congrats. She is beautiful. And so is her bedroom! Darling.
And the you're a wonderful photographer by the way. The pictures you took of the Madsens were beautiful. Anyway I hope you don't think it's weird that I'm commenting but I couldn't resist after reading your sweet posts.

The Steggells said...

She's so precious! I love all the pictures! I couldn't agree more with what you said about being a mommy. It's the hardest and most rewarding job you'll ever have. You're doing great! :)