Friday, August 19, 2011

We All Have A Story


It's amazing what 9 hours of solid sleep does for a new mommy!

Emily is sleeping soundly at the moment too.
See:


I think she got tired of watching her mom and dad...
...ahem...
kiss.

This morning Emily and I had a little talk.
It was a serious talk about Emily's future.
I was asking her who she was going to be and what she was going to do with her life.


Emily has a story to tell us...a story that will be different than most.
And as Emily's mommy I've been protective of the first chapters of that story.
The first chapters have been hard for me...some days REALLY hard.
It wasn't too long ago that I ended up on my bedroom floor curled in a ball, crying for all I was worth.

I still cry but I blame it entirely on the hormones.

One of these days - as soon as I can figure out how to write the first chapter of Emily's story - I'll share it with you.
It's likely that our little Emily will have some hard days ahead of her...
...hard days that have nothing to do with her heart.
But Emily will have us...her mommy and daddy...
...her grandmas and grandpas...
...her aunts and uncles and cousins...
...and a lot of other people too who are in her corner...

And we'll be there to make sure that every chapter of Emily's story ends with 'Happily Ever After.'

14 comments:

adrienzgirl said...

She looks so peaceful and sweet in that picture sleeping! What a little angel!

Joann Mannix said...

I like the title of this post. It speaks to so much.

Yes, we all have a story to tell and everyone's story is different. And whatever challenges Emily's story brings to her life, you were put here to be her mommy, to help her unfold her own story. Because that's how much God thinks of you.

She's an angel there, all cuddled up snuggly and secure, secure in her mommy and daddy's love for her.

I can't wait to see Emily's story come to life. Maybe it's not what you thought it would be, but I know it's still going to be one full of love and the specialness that is this sweet little girl.

ourlifewithmultiples said...

I think about you guys every day. You and your hubby and little Emily. I am behind on reading, but came here first to check in on you guys. I saw the picture on facebook after her surgery (where you laughed lol) and it just brought tears to my eyes. I love you, and I just wanted you to know I think about you all often. xoxo

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I think you've written the first chapter and we're honored you shared it with us.
xoRobyn

Lalis said...

I love the way that little Emily is looking at you. That already tells me that there will be a 'Happily Ever After' even if there are some hurdles to overcome.

Sam said...

Emily has and will have an incredible story. And I agree with Robyn- I think the beginning, the foundation has been told to us already- she has two amazing parents. She is one lucky little lady, and I am constantly in awe of your strength and perspective. It clearly has not been easy, but with or without meltdowns, you've taken on the role of "Emily's Mommy" with grace, and it has been an incredible thing to witness. Thank you for sharing with us, and I think I speak for everyone when I say I hope a little space in Emily's corner can be reserved for us too. :) xoxo

Venassa said...

As long as every chapter ends with happily ever after I'm sure she'll do just fine. She looks so peaceful in that first photo. I love it.

TheBlogWriter8 said...

I like the sound of this post. The pictures are beautiful. :)

Emily is a lucky girl- she is.

Anonymous said...

Precious Emily looking at her mommy
what love. Beautiful family

wjmom said...

We went to the JR temple last night, and you are on the prayer roll (again or still). Just wanted you to know that you are not forgotten...

le Chef said...

There is a need to protect; our hearts, and those who dwell within them. While we are all busy writing our life stories we are sometimes surprised by those unexpected twists, or we simply misjudge that bump in the road. We find ourselves thrown for a loop, spinning, and searching for solid ground, and trying to protect our loved ones from the inevitable bump when the ground and life rushes up to meet us.

You've been protective of little Emily; the mama bear protecting her cub from the world at large. You've shared when you needed to, and I hope we've all been more of a relief than a burden in that regard. You're now standing at your front door, wondering just how far you let this world into your home; your life.
There are no time lines. There are no rules, and no obligations. I understand your concerns with what you dare share, and who you are protecting.
Share only when you've your feet and mind solidly under you. Share only what your comfortable with. Do understand there is a world full of people who feel they have their own stories to protect, and you are likely not as alone as you may feel at times with all the scary details; the unknowns.

Every person, regardless of station, ability, or lack there of, will live their own story. E is no exception. She will have hard days, but she will also have silly days, memorable days, sad days, and utterly blissful days - such is life. With you as her shepherdess and guardian angel she has quite a bit working in her favor, regardless of what life has, and may, throw in her direction. I would certainly wish for nothing less for her.
Your heart knows what to do; follow it.
We'll all still be here when your ready - or not. ;)

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

I know you all will. so glad you got some quality sleep.

Mom on a Line said...

I'm so glad you can see the day when you will be able to help Emily tell the first chapter of her story. Thinking of you all and loving the sweet, sweet picture of Emily sleeping. She is darling.

Sending lots and lots of heart hugs!

Taylor said...

Still praying for you guys and hoping she gets to come home soon :)