Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pure Love

Lindsay, Matt & Brynn

No one who has ever brought up a child can doubt for a moment that love is literally the life-giving fluid of human existence. -Smiley Blanton

In my last post I wrote about mourning the loss of my children's newborn stage, and all of a sudden I get to experience the joy that comes from holding a brand new baby all over again.  My sister had a natural, amazing, magical birth while her beautiful baby girl took her first breath this week.  Lindsay and her husband, Matt, are floating and I can see their hearts are expanding into the realm that you really only know once you become a parent.

Me with Brynn

I have been floating, too, as I've gotten to hold this sweet soul a little each day.  She's so tiny.  She smells so good.  She is pure love.

And I am a very proud aunt, indeed.

Oh, the cycle of life - what a miracle.
I love this moment.

Welcome to the world, Brynn Parker.

Your Personal Reflection:  There is nothing more refreshing than watching a newborn baby see the world for the first time.  What, in your life, are you ready to see with fresh, new eyes?


  1. Lovely! Congrats to all. Happy Birth Day Brynn!!!!

  2. So gorgeous! Welcome welcome little angel!

  3. Congratulations to you all! I love the body language in those pictures, as if physically a sphere of love & protection is being created.

  4. Oh how sweet! Congrats! eyes..something to think about!!

  5. Thanks to you all. I can't wait to get my hands on that baby again this week. :)

  6. Congratulations and how adorable!

  7. dearest Shannon, been having a mini catch up with you and your blog. Congratulations to your sis and proud new aunty you! Glad to hear you've got rid of the stone at last, and yes, you've made me realise I have a couple of things going on, that I really need to get to the bottom of - couldn't find it on that site though!

    Hope you are managing to keep your creativity, health and family well :)




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