Friday, August 15, 2008

First Kiss

Dearest Z,

The first time I kissed you, I was exhausted. I was sweaty. I was in pain. You were red, and screaming, and covered in nastiness. You were wrapped in a blanket, and the nurse lifted you to my face so that I could meet you and kiss you before you had to get dried off.

We have a video of this momentous first kiss. However, it's not 'share-able' because in the background you can very nearly see my doctor and several nurses working diligently to repair the damage to my baby-delivering region. But I enjoy watching it over and over and just remembering that amazing moment. As the nurse brought you to my sweaty, tear-filled face, I kissed your forehead and said in a wobbly voice, as the nurse began to lift you away, "Oh, Zachary, I love you so much". And I do.

I have kissed you hundreds of times in the eight months since that video was taken. And each time, I drink in the scent of your baby shampoo and nuzzle my nose in your silky white-blond hair and the soft smooth skin of your neck, and I thank God that He entrusted you to us. And that He allows me to have the privelege of being your mommy each day. What a blessing you are to us, little Z! Your daddy and I are so thankful for you, and we love you so much!


Mommy :)

This post was written for Scribbit's August contest entitled 'First Kiss'.


Scribbit said...

Thanks so much for entering this--I love reading about all of these "firsts" :)

Mozi Esme said...

This is so sweet! Brings back the memories of meeting MY baby for the first time. Definitely not the best lookin' moment for either of us, but it was still love at first sight!

Gabrielle said...

so beautiful!

Mozi Esme said...

What a beautiful first baby kiss!

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work.