Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Welcome Brooklyn Grace

My best friend emily gave birth to her beautiful baby girl, brooklyn grace, on sunday June 29 at 5:13 am.

This occasion has been bittersweet for me. I am full of joy for her and her sweet little girl's long awaited arrival but also saddened that we will not be able to experience first-time motherhood together, just like we had always dreamed of.


Emily and i met in hair school and quickly realized that although we had never met before that first day of class we and our lives were "crazy similar" in so many ways it scared us.


Then this past december, we shared the news of our pregnancy to each other on the same day!! It still gives me goosebumps. We could not have planned that if we tried. Just another of the many things we had in common. We were due just days apart. And so so so excited to be sharing or first pregnancies together.


We spent the next few months shopping for baby books and baby clothes together and chatting over the phone about our latest cravings and doctors appointments. Life was so good.


Then on the same night of emily's engagement, a day we were both anxiously awaiting, brenham was born and went home to Jesus. That was the first of our live changing differences. The happiest day of em's life was the worst of mine. How could God do this to me?


Brooklyn was born on brenham's four month birthday at 5:13 am, brenham was born at 5:15 pm. The similarity continues.


I am heartbroken that they never got to meet, they would have been two of a kind too, just like their mommies, i just know it.


I love you em and brooklyn!


3 comments:

Tami @ September's Bride said...

Thanks for sharing and welcoming Brooklyn - I know Emily from my store and am glad to hear the happy news.

Praying that God will be close to you and that you and Emily will continue to be blessings to each other.

Anonymous said...

Just a thought for the day:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Thanks for sharing your heart...
You're helping me learn to dance too!
XOXOMOMLXOXO

The Klanderman Family said...

How good! How hard! How much we continue to pray for you. May God continue to give little rays of sunlight even amongst the dark of the storm. Praying that 1 of those 53% without antigens is found for your transplant, that God will bless you more than you can take in, that miracles of kindness and hope happen in your life daily and God will use those to sustain & renew you. Know you are loved. Know wherever you are, or we are, you are being lifted up to our Father in Heaven. At His feet, Amy