Friday, October 17, 2008

Circle of Life

Gramma was here to visit Dear Bebe for a few days and to help Mommy Jillian and Dear Daddy catch up on some much needed sleep. First, we'd like to say a big THANK YOU!!!!! I am feeling so much better today after getting some extra ZZZzzzzz's.

Something Gramma said struck me and I wanted to blog about it. We tend to get caught up in the frenzy of taking care of a newborn, which we should, but there's also something much deeper too, to think about. And maybe the late nights alone with Dear Bebe help us think when there's no other noise or distractions.

She said it was great to see Dear Bebe and to be a Grandmother because it helped her realize the whole circle of life. She had me, I had Dear Bebe, and now hopefully someday Dear Bebe will too, experience motherhood. Seems simple enough but when you think about how delicate and fragile life is amazing how we keep on keeping on. Maybe it's because I just had a friend who is a dealer at our antique mall go through a terrible tragedy. She just lost her daughter who was in her twenties. She died suddenly while they were out clothes shopping.

So today when you see or hear from your special Bebe, take a moment to give he or she a big hug and think about your circle... it is a precious gift!


Liz said...

I've never really thought about that, in terms of our fragility. So true. I'm glad your mom is there helping you and the three of you ladies are getting some good bonding time. :)

Ms.Daisy said...

Dear Jillian and Dear SIL,
You are very welcome! It is a pleasure to be able to help out...I thank our Lord that I am in good health and CAN make the trip! Plus, who can resist that darling little bundle of pinkness, BeBe?


Michelle said...


Even though I'm takin' a break, I've been thinking of you and your bundle of joy! It sounds like motherhood agrees with you..I'm so very happy for you and your husband. We just got through spending 10 days in Europe with our oldest daughter and tonight we are spending the evening with our youngest who just turned 21! Time goes by so fast..enjoy each and every moment.

Have a wonderful weekend,


Jen r. said...

I am so sorry about your friend's daughter!!!! Even though they are so frustrating, kids are such a gift! I am going to kiss mine now!

Rue said...

Good morning Jillian :)

I'm so deathly afraid to lose one of my children that I tend to cling and Rich has to hold me back. Their lives are just so precious and fragile, that when they get older it's hard to let go a little.

BTW, I watch Dancing with the Stars too ;)


JILL said...

I think abut that circle of life so much more since I've had my son. And, Thursday he and I leave to visit my mom, whom I have not seen in a year. She lives 1,000 miles away. And I have made a promise that I will go visit her more. She's 81 and she needs to see me more, I need to see her, and Adam needs to see his grandma.

Oliver Rain said...

Trust me, she gets lots of kisses and hugs.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

So true. I have felt so blessed with the birth of my Grand Daughter and and even more in love with my Daughter with sharing this circle of life with her.

MJ said...

I, too, felt the circle of life intensely during K's first year. My dad died at 67 years old when K was 12 weeks old.

Enjoy your time with your mother! Take lots of photos of her with Bebe! Bebe will appreciate your efforts when she's older!