Thursday, May 1, 2008

Memorable Moment of Motherhood

This is not a good picture (in terms of photographical quality…I used my digital camera to take a shot from an old photo).  However, this photo means so much to me because you see…that’s the moment  "my motherhood" became a reality!  The original picture was taken moments after our first baby daughter was delivered.  She was born prematurely.  She weighed only 4 lbs. 5 1/2 oz.  The nurses took her away immediately to hook up a bunch of tubes to help her breathe.  We were not allowed to hold her.  That was one of the hardest things I had to deal with.  My heart was filled with mixed emotions of love, joy, elation, concern, and longing (to hold her and nurse her).  In this picture, it was the first time I had a chance to see and touch my baby!!!  She looked so fragile that I only used my pinky finger to gently stroke her clenched fist.  What a joyous & thankful moment that was to see God’s miracle/precious blessing before my eyes!  The adventure of motherhood had begun for me and I can’t imagine my life without it :) .  Motherhood is truly a gift from God!  

Note: This is an entry for the Mother’s Day Photo Contest hosted by 5minutesformom.

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