11.10.2008

Babies

"A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men." Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Having the chance to sit and hold baby Simon is like experiencing a little bit of heaven. There is a special feeling in a home that has a brand new baby -- a little glimpse of eternity, I think.

As baby Simon looks up at me, I feel that he is really looking beyond me, at people and places I can't see and I wish he could tell me about where he's been and how well he was loved there. I imagine how nervous our Heavenly Father must be as He sends these precious little people down to us, and am so thankful that sees fit to entrust them to our care.

Ah, babies. Such a gift and such a trust is placed in each of us that has any part of the life of one of His precious little ones.

As a grandma who loves her 'job', how grateful I am for that trust. There is so much joy in our family right now.

21 comments:

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

I agree, there is something so sweet and special about having a new baby.... it really is just a sweet, sweet miracle that we are even 'allowed' to raise them!! :) I am so happy for your family. congrats, again on baby Simon!! I can't wait to meet him!

MiaKatia said...

I love that feeling that comes with a new baby that they are somewhere beyond where we are. That they can still feel and see things eternal. Such great thoughts Jan.

hoLLy said...

holding a little being that just came straight from our Heavenly Father is just awesome. i agree with everything you said-there is a special spirit in the home where there is a newborn. these precious babies are such blessings. simon is perfect!

100 Percent Cottam said...

he has a lovely smell, doesn't he? i'm rather fond of that kid! :)

Andi said...

I'm always a little shocked after I have a baby that Heavenly Father actually trusted me enough to give them to me.

Andi said...

I'm always a little shocked after I have a baby that Heavenly Father actually trusted me enough to give them to me.

jenjamin said...

Yes, "JOY" would be the word!

Natalie Scott said...

Sweet little Simon is very fortunate to come into the Cottam/Mason family! He's precious.

Chris and Tara Mason said...

He's a cutie! That is for sure! Chris and I can't wait to meet him! :)

Nat Lud said...

Yup, there's just something about babies. They are so sweet and so almost magical. He sure is cute one!

Stina said...

He is one of the cutest little babies I've ever seen. Such a darling! I love having a brand new baby in the house. I love their smell, their skinniness (well, in our kid's case at least), their calm, the way they just look around. All of it. It is precious.

It is a blessing and miracle...not to mention humbling...that our Heavenly Father trusts us with such important matters as raising a child into adulthood and to follow Him. Awesome.

And now for my mantra: I'm not baby-hungry, I'm not baby-hungry.

:)
Congrats again!!

Jennifer said...

Baby Simon is just precious! I love the baby smell. It is one of the best in the world! I love the that when a newborn is around, you get reminded of heaven and feel the eternal realm of life. Enjoy that little one!

Kristi said...

This little guy is absolutely gorgeous! What a blessing. I was so excited I was able to se him yesterday and I wanted to keep him :)

Shelley said...

I am a little bit jealous... I love love love little new babies. :) Love him up!

Tiburon said...

Awww that is so sweet. I am sad that we won't have any more little ones around here.

But I guess I have grandkids to look forward to!

Ashley said...

i'm so happy for you and your family. what joy a little one brings. i can't wait for the time when i start a family. :)

Darleen said...

Oh I love that look of newborns--you can see them so close to Heaven.

Mel said...

What a wonderful "job" you have as a Grandma. And what a wonderful Grandma you are!! It's so special with a new baby to love and enjoy.

MCMULLIN FAMILY said...

I am so happy for you. What a wonderful time.

"It is no slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us." Dickens

Cammie said...

It so easy to forget how close they are to heaven, thank you for the reminder. Even crazy 5 year olds were with our heavenly father just a short time ago!

The Liddells said...

I definitely do miss your ward, that's for sure! Just as I was starting to fit in, I had to move. That's always how it is. But, yeah, we've been planning on moving to Utah since we got married. We would have moved there instead of here, except they didn't have a school at all for me. But I do like it here. Family is great to have nearby!

By the way, congrats on being a grandma yet again! that's got to be so cool!