Well, since the last time I was able to post we were still expecting our newest little bundle of joy. On June 3rd at 11:39pm our little Seraphina Meadow Mairead came tumbling into our hearts. She came to us as a perfect 8 pound 12 ounce bundle of all the love we share together, my husband and I.
Sadly, the topsy turvy I speak of is not consistent with a typical coming home. A few weeks before Sera came into this world we had another bout of the a flu come through our home. The week she came home my beloved husband spent numerous days at the doctors mixed in with two ER visits for our Kiki who was not overcoming the "flu" we thought she'd had and had been continuously told is what she was ill with and would have to wait it out. Sera was home for one week when we found out Kiki had actually contracted whooping cough. The one illness I feared the most........and now our newly born babe had been exposed and was in real danger of contracting this horrific illness. By the grace of God, Kiki has managed very, very well. She's a trooper and is strong and bouncing back, however exhausted, she's going to be fine. Sera and I left our home to stay with my sister while Kiki finished the required round of antibiotics (before we found out it was whooping cough) then once we found out we'd left again (which is when Charlotte entered the throes of whooping cough herself) while the rest of us, including our little Sera, finished ours. Anything to try to keep our baby safe although as of today, she has begun a bit of a cough........trying not to act or think in fear, but it's hard. The last thing anyone wants to see is an itty bitty babe plagued with whooping cough........
Magically my husband (who has left work until my return as I'm unable to care for our newborn as well as two littles with whooping cough) and I who haven't slept in weeks, literally, have managed to somehow love each other more and more and be ever present and in the moment with our kids. Him more than me as I've been removed in order to care for Sera, but individually........the "ride" has been enlightening on so many levels. Life can and will change with every moment. Hold on to the loves and all the goodness in your life and give thanks. If anything, through bleary eyes and a heavy heart I hold my little Sera up and know that all will be well. All is well as long as I can hold my faith in God and Universe to provide.
So, in an effort to keep our strength and sanity we're asking for prayers for healing and protection, to keep our Kiki and Charlotte on the road to recovery as well as for Sera.......that she be protected and held in the light of Angels to keep her from harms way. And for Lee and and myself.......just love and light so that our hearts may be healed from the fear that has plagued us.
As the days go on, I hope to update as I am able...........hugs to you all for reading this and for holding us in the Grace and Light and for all the love that surrounds us.
"Let's have a merry journey, and shout about how light is good and dark is not. What we should do is not future ourselves so much. We should now ourselves. "NOW thyself" is more important than "Know thyself." Reason is what tells us to ignore the present and live in the future. So all we do is make plans. We think that somewhere there are going to be green pastures. It's crazy. Heaven is nothing but a grand, monumental instance of future. Listen, now is good. Now is wonderful." ~ Mel Brooks