Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Work in progress

My granddaughter, Leah Erin ,was born this past weekend. She is beautiful and strong but 5 weeks early. Her mother, my daughter, struggles with the emotions of joy and fear as she
watches Leah,attached to many monitors and tubes, strive to gain her strength and be placed in her arms rather than in neo- natal intensive care .
There is such fragile beauty in a new born. I've always felt that my greatest work of art was the birth of my three children. Now grown, they are beginning to experience that joy and wonder as the cycle goes round and they take their place at a crib. Gently touching, softly praying ...a work of art in progress. Thank you to all my blogging friends for their good wishes and prayers.

7 comments:

Jude said...

Congrats on the new Grandbaby hopefully all will be just fine soon without all those horrible tubes and monitors.

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

Congrats!! Peace to your and family as they sit by the new one's side. A wonderful new gift of life!

Helen Harris said...

Thank you Jude & Robin,
My daughter went home without Leah but she is improving. She is weaning to regular air and is nursing now....home soon, we hope.

koe whitton-williams said...

Congratulations on the arrival of Leah Erin - she'll be home in no time. . . our son was 10 days late and in intensive care for 2 weeks after he was born - he's 12 years old now and playing basketball in the living room. congratulations again.

Helen Harris said...

Dear Koe,
Just got word that Leah is home from the hospital & all is well..thanks fro your encouraging words

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

How wonderful to have a new baby spoil and love. Happy news also that she is now home.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Congratulations on the new grandbaby. Glad to hear that she is now home!