Sunday, June 15, 2014

And There Was Joseph

On June 2nd, we welcomed our precious little miracle "Joseph". Thank you my dear Jesus, Mama Mary, St. Gerard, St. Gianna, St. Joseph and all the saints for interceding for us. My water broke on June 1st and after 36 hours, Joseph arrived weighing 5 lbs 15oz. He was born two weeks before his due date but has been perfect in every way. I haven't felt so much joy in my life and I haven't cried so much. The tears haven't stopped. Each time I hold our little Joseph in my hands, my heart overflows with gratitude.

This all seems surreal to me. Being a mother to a tiny, little one is certainly amazing and exhausting. I always fear that I am going to mess up my role as a new mother. I still can't believe that Joseph grew in my womb for nine months. Those nine months were so special. I can never forget how we prayed for our little one every single day, how our hearts filled with joy at those little kicks and movements. I wasn't even prepared for labor and delivery. After all, I thought I would go past 40 weeks as I never had any contractions. I still had plenty of stuff to do before he arrived but God had other plans. My water broke when I least expected and so I had very little time to worry about labor. I had to get to the hospital and once we were there, I knew we were going to meet him soon. My anxiety went away and I was ready to meet our miracle.

I will never forget the moment when they placed him on my abdomen. I have never cried so much in my life. Those tiny hands and feet, wide open eyes all clinging onto me. It was as if time was standing still.

Yesterday, Joseph was baptized and welcomed into the Church. What a great blessing from God. We had always prayed that our baby would be baptized and God has blessed us abundantly. Thank You Lord for everything that you have done for us! Our hearts overflow with joy and gratitude.

Deo Gratias!