Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Homecoming

Just over a year ago, I had to call to the NICU to check on Samuel before going to bed.  

And then, one year ago, we celebrated the homecoming of our sweet boy.


That night (and many following nights) we slept snuggled up together in bed, my nose resting on his head to inhale his heavenly smell.  Last night, I crept into his room, tucked his blanket in under his chubby legs, and watched him sleep.  My precious baby.  My little fighter.  

He has come so far.  From this...


...to this



From this...


...to this



When I'm lucky, this bruiser of a boy (and his nosy-pokey-chatty-loving sister) will let me rock him to sleep.  I hear his sweet shudder sigh as he relaxes into me and I try to drink it all in, every last drop, and sear it into my brain.  

Welcome home, beautiful boy.

3 comments:

Jill and Rich said...

Beautiful children, and beautiful post, Kara. Holding my sleeping babies is the greatest pleasure I've known on this earth.

Mark and Jenn said...

Gorgeous photos!

lisrichards said...

Tears... Praise the Lord!