Beautiful Moments

I remember very clearly, minutes after Ava had been born & I’d clipped the cord, walking down the passage in the hospital, carrying this tiny, purple bundle, tears streaming down my face. There were only two thoughts in my mind:

  1. I can’t wait to see Walter’s face when he  see’s her and he did not disappoint, he burst into tears the second I turned the corner into the private room where he’d been waiting. Both of us did the ugly cry and it was the most beautiful and special moment in my life.
  2. All I could think about after I’d introduced Walter to our daughter was phoning my mother. We’re very close and my mother had been profoundly affected by my infertility. I remember passing Ava to Walter, phoning my Mom and when she answered, I remember saying: “Mom, my daughter was born this morning at 10h50 weighing in at 2.9kg’s and she’s beautiful and perfect” and just hearing my mom sob in response to that statement. Seeing my Mom with Ava has been the most special thing for me to experience, I’m so so happy that my dream of motherhood was fulfilled before my own mother passed on, it was always my greatest fear that my parents would not be around when I finally achieved the dream.

So here’ to the two most important girls in my life…. my amazing, strong, loving, self sacrificing mother & my miracle daughter.


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  • Reply holland713

    It brought goosebumps to me – so beautiful.

    July 9, 2010 at 9:24 am
  • Reply tanyakov

    I love this story – I can’t get enough of it!

    July 9, 2010 at 9:26 am
  • Reply livinglifelarge

    You are so right when you say how special it is that your Mom gets to spend time with your daughter! I really miss not having a mom (yes, there are other people that “step in” ~ but it is not the same) to bounce things off of and call to share the good and the bad of being a parent and raising kids!
    What an amazing blessing for you! HUGS 🙂

    July 9, 2010 at 9:50 am
  • Reply mozzie01

    This made me cry…beautiful…

    July 9, 2010 at 10:04 am
  • Reply wheresmybun

    This also made me cry…. stunning pic of granny and beauty!

    July 9, 2010 at 10:07 am
  • Reply michiem1

    I think there are lots of tears going round today. Brought back memories of when I held my baby girl for the first time after waiting 9 years for her. It is such a blessing to be able to experience this joy and to share it with our mothers.

    July 9, 2010 at 11:59 am
  • Reply aussiekim

    Sharon I have read and re read your description of rounding the corner with Ava to Walter numerous times. So VERY touching, just beautiful!

    July 9, 2010 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Zeu

    It’s those memories that keeps us grounded amidst chaos sometimes.

    Beautiful pic of Gran and Ava

    July 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply mommy2m

    God bless grannies!! They are so very special. What a stunning photo! Your story has touched so many lives and influenced so many hearts. Thank you for sharing such special moments. I hope one day I get to meet you and thank you in person.
    Think you are going to need a special photo of Granny, Mommy and Ava. It is something that Ava will always treasure.
    Take care and lots of hugs to you, Ava and your mom!!!

    July 9, 2010 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply lisab809

    That was so beautifully written. Such precious memories. Lovely pic of Granny and Ava!!

    July 9, 2010 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply orbit365

    This post had me in tears. So beautifully written. Moms are awesome. And so are miracle daughters..x

    July 9, 2010 at 5:29 pm
  • Reply hanneke001

    oh wow, that is my biggest wish too, i am the youger child by 11 years, so my mom and dad are not that young anymore, and it scares me to think that they might not be able to see my children. I am so glad that you have the awesome privilage to share this with your mother !!! She and Ava makes such a pretty picture !!

    July 9, 2010 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply pandoragelb

    How true! As my family live in Europe, only my Dad and my niece have met my daughter. We can’t travel as her documents still need to be sorted out. My mom will only get to meet her in December, she is coming to visit. I am counting the days!! Can’t wait to introduce them.

    July 9, 2010 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply hayley

    Nothing more special than a Grandparents love 🙂

    July 12, 2010 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply anynamesavailable

    your words always have the ability to make me cry!!

    July 13, 2010 at 2:48 am
  • Reply marina1605

    Sob! So very special Sharon. Reminds me of the day Claudio was born, awesome memories! Treasure them forever.

    July 13, 2010 at 9:31 am
  • Reply yvettene

    Such a beautiful photo.

    July 14, 2010 at 8:52 am
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