Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"BECOMING MIMI"


I remember back to last June when Sarah and Mike asked to stop over, supposedly with a pre-vacation gift for me - "Just a little something, Mom, that we think you'll need for your trip." And then my utter confusion when I unwrapped the present to find a Grandma's Brag Book photo album, looking first at Sarah, then at Mike, back to Sarah, still not quite certain why I would need such a thing for a vacation in Florida as the light started to dawn when I saw the excitement bursting forth in their smiles. That excitement was just the beginning...my "little girl," my first-born" was...is...going to be a mother. And, as we all soon learned, she is going to have her own little girl. Months of planning, of waiting, of doctor visits and ultrasounds, of pink and painting, of shopping and showers ~ the time is here.

I will no longer just be "Mom" but "Mimi" (no, there will be no "G" word yet for me - yes, I obviously have an issue, but at least I'm up front about it, right?). And yet, to my Sarah - to my "new mother," I know I will always be "Mom"...memories of our own first beginnings come back to warm my heart and remind me of the sweetness to be experienced in days ahead. I do feel blessed to be here, so close by to be both "Mom" and "Mimi" in this special time.

The time is here...a new journey begins soon.

3 comments:

Boutique Flair said...

Aw, congratulations! How exciting! Your daughter looks radiant!

Brenda said...

awww..Sue, I'm so happy for you and your family! Sarah is beautiful and glowing with happiness in that photo! What a beautiful gift you will all be receiving. Looking forward to seeing pics of the new baby girl when she arrives. *hugs* :)

mincognita said...

Congrats Mimi!