Monday, May 18, 2009

Memorable Moments Monday...Completing Circles

Sunday morning was a very joyous occasion here at Cotton-Top hills, because WB was spending the morning with his family. The first in 19 days! He made his girls broiled grapefruit and the girls and I made him biscuits and bacon. As we joined hands for the blessing our circle was complete.

During mass we celebrated the baptism of a sweet little baby girl and our graduating seniors. At first I wondered who scheduled both for the same mass, makes a very lengthy service to celebrate both. I watched the precious baby being blessed with holy water, as her young parents held her protectively and smiled. Then I watched the young men and women in their graduation caps and gowns sitting together, ready to venture out on their own. Their proud parents scattered throughout the church, smiling from a distance. I realized that whoever planned this mass knew what they were doing, for the circle was complete.

That night as I passed by the empty crib that is awaiting pick-up by a family that is expecting their baby this week, I felt a little sad. I walked into Em and Soph's room where they were sound asleep, a tangle of arms and legs since they insist on sleeping together on the bottom bunk. Next I checked out Little One sleeping in her big bed, small hand tucked under her chin peacefully sleeping. Soon our house would be cribless...another circle completed I suppose.

10 comments:

Natalie said...

Wow. The Mass sounds like it was pretty magical with a baptism and graduation ceremony. I can absolutely bet that the parents of the graduating seniors were reminising about their babies now being all grown up. I can't even imagine my boy being that big right now, but it'll come some day.

Kara said...

I know Natalie it is hard to think of our babies graduating from high school! But I feel like it was just yesterday that I was holding my 9 year in the hospital:)

Pat's Place said...

Oh,Oh--you know what happens when you give away the crib???

Janna Qualman said...

Beautiful thoughts I can relate to; I'm a SAHM of two girls. :) Such poignant and bittersweet moments.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I always love welcoming new buddies. :)

Kara said...

Thanks Janna, I enjoyed your blog.
I know Pat, but I've already given away all my baby stuff, so if it happens I guess I'll have to start all over...Again!

Jill Kemerer said...

It tore my heart out to put away baby clothes, but I practically hauled the crib to my girlfriend's myself! I guess I was ready!

Karen said...

*sniff, sniff* I hate the thought of packing away the crib for good!

Sasha @ Cherished Moments said...

LOL - I am giving my maternity clothes to charity... I told DH that if there is another baby, the least he can do is spring for some new clothes for me!!

Karyn said...

Oh sweetie...BTDT :)
My oldest just finished his sophomore year in college and my "baby" will be a senior in high school next year. It isn't easy to see the littles grow big, but know that the best is still ahead, as you watch them become everything you hoped and dreamed for them.
Hugs :)

Kara said...

Thanks Karyn...I'm glad to know th best is still ahead:)