Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Labor of Love




Yesterday was one of those moments that will stay with me the rest of my life. One of those moments that remind you what life is all about and how miracles really do happen everyday. They happen when you sometimes may not even expect it or when you have almost lost hope, when you think you just may not be able to hang on one more day or push through one more contraction. :) It's easy to forget that they really are everywhere...until you witness the birth of a baby and then you cannot possibly forget.

When this 6 pound, 14 ounce and 20 inch long beautiful baby boy entered the world, he brought so much joy with him...maybe lots of pain and recovery too ( sorry Jewels)...but So Much Joy! I could not contain my emotion. He came into the arms of two of my very favorite people and from the second I saw him I loved him just as much as I love them.

Jewels, I am so very proud of you. You have amazing strength and faith. Long before you were a mother, you taught me lessons of how to be a better mother through your friendship and love. What a lucky little boy he is! I am a better person for knowing both Ben and you. I love you. Welcome into the World little Barker Baby(who still needs a name)! :)

6 comments:

caroline said...

oh i couldn't be happier for the both of them! give them my love and congratulations.

love you.

Vicki Lynne said...

Congratultations to the Barkers and that sweet little boy baby! Enjoy!!!

Joseph and Brittany said...

We are so excited for them. This is a happy day! We can't wait to meet him. He is one lucky little guy.

Anonymous said...

Ben and Jewels, OH, what a beautiful baby boy! I can't tell you how happy I am for you! You did it! Can't wait to see him in person---much love, Robin

The Karrens said...

Tell Julia and Ben congratulations. I am so happy for them--I know they waited a long time for that little guy.

Kindsay and Erik said...

Jewels.....He is so so cute! I'm am so happy for you and I can't wait for our little people to meet. I love you and miss you.