Tuesday, March 31, 2009

That Little Boy Stole A Big Piece of My Heart

In the recently discovered files of pictures, I found this priceless triptych:


Elijah was between 5 and 7 days old, living in the NICU, and about to meet his sister:



Supergirl was only twenty months old at that time. Closer to one and a half, than to two. She had already endured a six week separation from her attachment parenting, hospital bound mother, so he was like the frosting - when he was born, maybe Mama could come home too!! She adored him from the beginning, and was gentle, gentle, very gentle with him:







These were precious days in the way that diamonds are precious - beautiful, but someone always dies for it.


Funny thing is, I've always loathed diamonds, while I've always loved babies.

12 comments:

Sophie said...

Elijah was so beautiful. His eyes speak volumes.

Rachel Inbar said...

I may have said this before, but I understand why you said that Yirmi reminded you of Elijah...

You have happy memories of him. That means a lot.

Dalene said...

He is such a gorgeous baby, such bright and shining eyes. I can see why he stole your heart.

Just Jac said...

Both of those babies are beyond gorgeous. I am sure that boy stole many a heart!

Leightongirl said...

I actually love diamonds, but I love babies more. And yours was a big big love.

Anonymous said...

So cute!

Thinking of you, R, B and E...

Love,
Geener

mamadaisy said...

my goodness, supergirl was a baby herself! they are both absolutely gorgeous.

Jenine said...

They were beautiful together.

Denise said...

Aww pnce again..... Elijah is so beautiful. Thanx for sharing.

nakedjen said...

i keep coming back to that picture of your amazing bodhisattva baby and every single time he takes.my.breath.away.

every time.

i love you, g. and miss all of you very very much.

Victoria Strong said...

These images are so beautiful!

Gwen said...

Reading about your situation, and your loss, is really making me put my pain and problems in perspective. I can't imagine the pain you carry with you in your heart every day.