Monday, April 11, 2011
Adeline will be six months old this week, and boy is the "it goes by so fast" statement that I've heard so many times is ringing so true. At least the one hundred or more folders full of pictures on my computer are there when I feel that I'm losing time... and as I type I'm pausing in between sentences to look back. I'm not getting too much further than the 10/17/10 and 10/18/10 folders. These are the first 24 hours of us and Adeline. In the very room that I am sitting right now is where Rach and I saw her for the first time, I see photos of the pool with Rachel calmly wading staring at me with more Love than I have ever felt as I take her photo. Candles light up some photos of rachel and I as children.
Photos of Rachel in the middle of "rushes" looking more beautiful than ever, and the definition of strength and peacefulness. The birthing pool in this photo shows that it was in the corner where our French chair is now. A photo timestamped at 11:55pm shows our midwife hovered over us (I am now in the pool sitting behind Rachel holding her). Which was only minutes before this picture was taken...
And it just my be because I saw this photo again.