Saturday, October 5, 2013

My Greatest Creation (WCMD 2013)

Happy WCMD!  For those of you who don't know what that is, it is World Cardmaking Day, and cardmakers all over the world are creating their hearts out today!  I just may join you all later but right now I'm on baby duty.  While I've really enjoyed crafting, Amelia Grace is, by far, the most wonderful creation I've had any part in in my entire life!  Glen and I are so blessed to have her in our lives - it is an amazing journey every single day!  :)

It is strange to look back at my blog and find that where I used to post nearly every day (or at least multiple times a week) was reduced to about once a week when I was very pregnant to now where I haven't even thought of the blog in about 6 weeks!  Amelia just turned a month old yesterday and the time has flown by!  I can't say I know much about what has happened in the world since we went to the hospital on September 3rd.  But, I know a lot about soothing a crying baby, diapering, breast feeding, and making up words to silly songs to sing to my daughter.
Having Amelia was a miracle.  Though by far not the oldest to ever have a baby, I am 43 and was 39 when we started trying, we knew it may be tough, but had no idea what we were in for.  We suffered through two miscarriages in 2010/2011 and 3 failed IUI and 2 failed IVF treatments in 2011/2012.  After our last IVF in May 2012, we decided to focus our money and energy on purchasing our home, which we did in August last year, and opened our hearts to the possibility of life without children.  Glen and I have such an amazing bond, we were excited to see what that would mean and set about making the home of our dreams.  Well, lo and behold, we found out we were pregnant in January and our whole plan was turned upside down - my craft room still hasn't been unpacked and we diverted money from our "home improvements" bucket to the "creating a nursery" bucket (though I'd say that was the best improvement we could have made...)  
On this WCMD, I may not make a card, but I will be spending it doing what I now love, which is to make this wonderful little girl smile!  I'll be back to crafting one day soon (having her has really inspired the creativity in our home - Glen is writing more music and I have started working on a Project Life album) but in the meantime, I'll be busy with little toys, the smallest clothes I've ever seen, and parlaying my crafty fingers to figure out how to trim her tiny nails (tying little bows are a piece of cake now!)  

Thank you, Lord, for blessing us with Amelia - a little angel sent from heaven to make us laugh and fill our hearts with the most joy we could imagine!

13 comments:

  1. Jen you know she is just beautiful, what a sweetie!

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  2. awwwwwwwwwwww.......jen, what a wonderful post! I am soooo happy for you guys. Amelia is absolutely darling and enjoy the ride. I can't believe my babies are 16 & 18 already with my oldest already in college. Time seriously flies.

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  3. Congratulations! Amelia is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Congratulations ! I am very happy for you and your husband ! Amelia is soooo cute ! Thank you for sharing your life with us... Amelia is not a miracle she is the result of your love... (I hope my English is not too bad to understand...) I wish you a lot of happiness with her... A new life begins...

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  5. Hi Jen!
    I soo much loved seeing your beautiful girl here again on your blog! And what more is there to create? :) She is a beauty and I hope you and Glen will enjoy every minute with her and maybe when she's older, you will be crafting eith her together!!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  6. Congrats!! She's beautiful!! Certainly changes life, doesn't it!!

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  7. I just love these photos, and I love this post. Congratulations!!!!!

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  8. Congrats on your new darling daughter! Amelia is just beautiful!! You look pretty happy, too!! I love hearing your story - and will wait patiently for the card stuff - taking care of family is much more important! Hugs!!

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  9. It is this type of interesting thing with this post of yours. I had been interested with all the topic along with the flow in the story. Keep up to date the truly amazing work.

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  10. Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.Calibrators :)

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  11. Huge congrats to you and your hubby on the birth of your beautiful blessing. Makes my heart happy reading your post. Enjoy every moment - it goes by in a blink (as a Mom of an 11 and 9 year old I don't know where the time has gone!).

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  12. Oh sweet baby! Congratulations to you and your husband and families! I so enjoyed reading your post! My son is 9 now and it goes by so fast! Treasure every single minute! Blessings to you all! Hugs - Jill

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  13. She is absolutely beautiful - the photos are fabulous. Congratulations to you both - she will bring you much joy, lots of sleepless nights and, in the future, grey hairs! But so, so worth it! Hugs xx

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