Monday, October 5, 2009

Baby Jonathan


I had the most awesome weekend! My daughter, Kristina, had a beautiful baby boy. His name is Jonathan Bruce. Isn't he cute?

He was born in the wee hours of Saturday morning. My phone rang just after 2:30 a.m.. Kristina called to let us know it was time. She and Greg, her husband, were going to the hospital. She didn't want me there until after she'd delivered. I understood.

I remembered when I went into labor with my daughter. Mom had been so excited and went to the hospital, but every time she would come into my room, my labor became worse. Remembering how it was for me, I did as my daughter asked and stayed home.

Of course, I couldn't go back to sleep, for I knew what Kris was going through. Finally around 4:00, I got up and took a shower. As I finished doing my hair I heard my cell phone buzz with a text. Grabbing it, I found a very short message... "he's here." I quickly woke my husband and my other daughter, Trizia, and we jumped in the car and went to see this new little addition to our family.

What a heavenly blessing!

Kris and Greg brought Jonathan home from the hospital last night. His older brother, William, was very excited to finally have a sibling. As I visited with them and held this precious being, who had so recently left our Heavenly Father, I couldn't help but wonder what Jonathan could be thinking. Does he even think? Does he only see blurry images, no faces? Or does he think he's having a surreal earthly experience and soon he will be back in heaven? Does he understand what we're saying? I'm sure there are some who think babies don't think and their abilities to understand grows as they do. And maybe they are right. No one knows for certain. But I'd like to think Jonathan has some heavenly residual and he remembers being with our Father in Heaven. I like to think that he knows how much we love him and how happy we are that he is here.

6 comments:

  1. Kathi, what an adorable baby, he's beeautiful! Congrats. I know how excited you must be. I wish little Jonathan all the best in his long, long life to come.

    Love,
    Char

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  2. Congratulations, Kathi. What a doll! I for one believe babies do remember their heavenly home, hence their looks of wisdom.

    Lori

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  3. Thanks, Char. I am pretty excited. I'll tell my daughter what you said.

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  4. Lori, now that you mention it newborns do look wise. :)

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  5. Oh... he is so beautiful! I know I have a lot of great and important things left to do in my life. But I don't think any of them compare to those magical, almost dreamlike hours of childbirth and the few days that follow where there is nothing more compelling than gazing at that newborn baby. Congratulations to you, and your family.

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  6. Victoria,
    It has been magical being around this little one. Thanks for stopping by.

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