Heaven on earth

Children bring us a piece of heaven on earth.

(Roland Leonhardt)

Sun rises

With every newborn baby a little sun rises.

(Irmgard Erath)

I felt you move today

I felt you move today,
For the first time you seemed real.
I don’t show much quite yet,
But I know it’s you I feel.
It was so unexpected.
It felt like butterflies,
Were fluttering in my belly.
It was such a lovely surprise.

Legs

A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase. (unknown)

Space to grow

Just like a plant needs light and space to grow, a child needs love and freedom to unfold. (Sigrid Leo)

I’ll love you forever

I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always,as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.

(Robert Munsch)

Life what is it about

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. (unknown)

Like a book

Children are like a book which we should write in and which we should read.
(Peter Rosegger)

Roots and Wings

There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Mothers arms

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

(Victor Hugo)

Family

The love and sacredness of family. There’s nothing else like it.

(Vicki Reese)

Surprise

Surprise, you’re pregnant!
Life will never be the same.
Once that baby arrives,
It’s an entirely new game.
You’ll quickly find out
That the baby is the boss,
And oh how he can cry
When he’s feeling quite cross.
You’ll live on his schedule,
And you’ll sleep when he sleeps.
You’ll keep on changing diapers
As they pile up in heaps.
Yes, you didn’t exactly plan this,
You’ll make the best of it,
And one day you’ll realise
That this baby is the perfect fit.

Priority

The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority.

(Olivia Wilde)

Bring the warmth

Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness and light into our lives.

(Kartini Diapari-Oengider)

Angels

Some people dream of angels, I dream of one and hold one in my arms.

(unknown)

Parents love

We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves.

(Henry Ward Beecher)

Child’s love

A child’s love could simply be one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. (unknown)

Beginning

A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.

(Eda J. Le Shan)

Sun shining on its cradle

I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle. (Vincent Van Gogh)

A baby

A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. (Carl Sandburg)

You stole my breath

I loved you from the very start…
You stole my breath, embraced my heart.
Our life together has just begun,
You’re part of me, my little one.
As mother with child, each day I knew
My mind would be filled with thoughts of you.
I’m daydreaming of the things we’ll share,
Like late-night bottles and teddy bears.
Like first steps and skinned knees,
Like bedtime stories and ABC’s.
I’m thinking of things you’ll want to know,
Like how birds fly and flowers grow.
I’ve thought of lessons I’ll need to share,
Like standing tall and playing fair.
When I first see your precious face,
I’ll pray your life be touched with grace.
I’ll thank the angels from above,
And promise you unending love.
Each night I’ll lay you down to sleep,
I’ll gently kiss your head and cheek.
I’ll count your little fingers and toes,
I’ll memorize your eyes and nose.
I will linger at your nursery door,
Awed each day that I love you more.
Through misty eyes, I’ll dim the light,
And whisper “ love you” every night.
As mother with child our journey’s begun,
My heart’s yours forever, little one.
I loved you from the very start…
You stole my breath, embraced my heart.

 

Complete

You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete. (George Strait)

Mother

I held her in my arms,
and she was perfectly beautiful.
My body shook, cold,
like I was pulled from an icy river,
somehow she warmed me.
Did she know she would change me
forever?
Pain unrivaled, hour upon hour,
trudging up this mountain,
one step forward, one back,
not quite reaching the peak,
my initiation was not yet complete.
Would I pass
the test?
It was almost more than he could bear
Pacing the floor,
worry lines creasing his forehead.
Helplessness written on his face.
He was my knight,
always rescuing me, but
that night I became
his hero.
After eternity, she found me worthy.
I’d fought hard,
this woman-child body,
just twenty-one, old enough to drink,
yet still full of childhood illusions
of playing house.
I had earned my rank,
won the prize.
That first night she cried so much,
had she changed her mind
and found me wanting?
Was she as afraid as I, of my
falling short, not measuring up?
There was no turning back now.
Laying in my arms, she must have
felt my fear, her little smile
spoke volumes.
‘You’ll do just fine,
Mother’.

Momentous decision

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. (Elizabeth Stone)

Precious gift

I love you, little baby
You’re such a part of me.
Can’t wait to hold you in my arms,
And hug you tenderly.
No matter what you look like,
You’re beautiful, my love,
A precious gift bequeathed to me,
From heaven far above.
Each time I feel you moving,
My heart is filled with joy,
To think that very soon I’ll hold
My little girl or boy,
I’m counting every moment,
Til you’re mine at last, my sweet
It won’t be long until your birth,
Then finally we’ll meet.

Joy

Words can not express the joy of new life. (Hermann Hesse)

Happiness

You cannot buy happiness, happiness is born. (unknown)

Jewels

The most precious jewels, you’ll ever have around your neck, are the arms of your children. (unknown)

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