June 9, 2012 by mamacravings
There are friends. There are close friends. There are best friends. And then there is Sarah. Sarah and I met during our sophomore year of high school. She was shy and unsure. I was loud and had a smart mouth (“Was” is a strong word.). We were a perfect match. We are more sisters than friends.
High school graduation, college, weddings, and a couple of kids later we are still a perfect match.
Early on Wednesday morning, I loaded up my car and hit the highway towards Dallas. Sarah was 39 weeks 6 days pregnant with a baby girl. And we were finally going to meet her!
Sarah is so strong.
Even while she was in labor, we laughed and caught up. We paused for contractions. I held my breath during each one. I was so proud of her.
Morning came and went. The afternoon slipped away. A storm had come in. There were threats of tornadoes. The rain pelted the hospital walls. Evening hours drew near.
At 5:18, she was born.
Emma Caroline entered this world face up. She had a full head of thick black hair. She was 6 pounds 15 ounces and 20 inches long.
She was perfection.
I am so proud of you! I know it was a hard labor. And you were pure strength from beginning to end. You are a wonderful mother. I know balancing two little ones is going be…well, quite the balance, but you are the mama who can rock it out.
It was such an honor to be present during Emma’s birth. I cannot say “Thank you!” enough for allowing me to be a part of the process.
I remember us at 15 years-old giggling over weddings and baby names. We were so sure of how our lives would work out. It has worked out very well, even if not as planned. And I must say, we have fantastic taste in guys! We married a couple of great ones. And we sure do make pretty babies! 🙂
I love you! ❤
I wonder if you insisted on being born face-up because you are inquisitive, independent and stubborn. I certainly hope so.
You are already such a beautiful little girl. We’re going to have the boy talk very soon. I’ll give you a hint: they’re stinky.
Your mama and I have big plans for you. But more importantly, God has big plans for you.
Little one, you are a very loved, very prayed over, very blessed little girl.
Kisses and cuddles,