I'll love you for a thousand more.
She's here. My darling Darling A.
It was kind of a crazy day of on and off labor and she ended up entering this world a mere 30 minutes after we checked into the hospital. But she's here. She's healthy. And she's beautiful.
HH managed to capture this brief moment of straight eye contact between us. Not necessarily the best photo, but so perfect for my thoughts today.
Today's title is in reference to this song. As I've heard it over the past few months, I realized that, even though it's supposed to be a romantic love song, it very aptly describes how I feel about finally meeting this little baby girl. And funny enough, she even says, "Darling, don't be afraid I have loved you for a thousand years. I'll love you for a thousand more." All the more fitting given her name on this blog!
The full explanation of my thoughts and feelings today is very private and personal, but this much I can share--I do believe that our lives are eternal. And that I knew Darling A quite well before this life. And of course, I believe that we will be tied forever now as a family. And I feel that I've been waiting for her for so long and that she has been waiting to come to us just as long.
And now she's here. It's been a long, bumpy road getting to this point, but I knew deep down that this is what was meant to happen and that she needed to be here, with our family, no matter what the cost. And I know that she, as with our other children, is more than worth it.