Yesterday afternoon my cousin Gise gave birth to her first baby... Our family is very close, and I think that when people that love each other are apart, their connection gets even stronger. So if you add to that five latin women, with cellphones, facetime, whattsapp and the best to be grandma armed with an iphone and flooded with love... you can only imagine the feelings we shared throughout all of Matteo´s delivery. This day I know will be forever embedded in our hearts, we were a tribe before, but our tribe just got stronger!
I would like to share with you a ¨letter¨ I wrote to Gise hours before her delivery.
My dear Gise,
I am dying to be there with you today, the most important day of your life, so far and for the rest of your life! In a few hours you will be a mom, you will finally know what love really is, today everything will make sense, and a lot of things will stop making sense too... and life as you know it will be no more. You might think you know what love is, you might think you have life figured out by now, but guess what... you are in for the surprise of your life! Just wait until you see those two little black eyes (I am assuming they will be black) looking back up at you. Looking at you like no one has ever looked at you, looking at your soul, looking at your heart, changing your life forever. Life will happen today, and you mi Gise will be there to make it happen!
Be a happy mom, be a cool one, don´t be afraid to sometimes not have it together, don´t be afraid to cry with him... for this will make him strong. Cherish every single second of your baby´s life, kiss him a million times a day, and rediscover life and the world with him. Don´t worry too much about teaching him beacuse you will everyday, but worry more about being there to learn what your son will teach you along the way!
Enjoy the ride mi Gise! Love you like crazy....
The moment each of my girls arrived in this world is forever tattooed in my soul. Their first cry, their eyes looking at me, how beautiful, and tiny, and perfect Ale was, how Emi stopped crying once I held her and sang to her, the way she smelled and how it stayed imprinted in me, and Ari... her crying that lasted forever with me crying with her as love invaded me harder than ever, and the realization that this baby was not in my imagination , that she was as real as she could be... that I had just had yet another baby girl.
These moments... I¨ll cherish them forever. These are the memories that have helped me through difficult times, and that make even brighter the good times. These are the moments that I have cherished more in my life, the moments that peace me out in any moment of stress. These are the moments that changed my life forever.
I don´t know if it is right or not, but motherhood defines me. Being a mother has been the greatest gift I have received from God and the one thing that has made my life complete. Maybe that´s why seeing someone I love bringing life into this world absolutely touches me so very deep... Oh, I would give the world to relive those three amazing days again!
Happy Birhday Matteo! I will always love you my beautiful baby boy!
Hi! my name is Carolina Perisse de Rico, I am a stay at home architect with the biggest project ever... my girls! The oldest is 13, then I have an 11 year old, and now I am starting again with our three year old happiest toddler ever. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
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