Wednesday, July 16, 2008

HOMECOMING

The day finally arrived. We brought our baby girls home. Exactly two months from the day they were born Harper and Lily were strong enough to be brought home with us. So far, being a mother is every bit of the dream that I have always imagined. With every cry I get excited because I know they need something and I am the one to give it to them. Each time I feed them they stare at me the most intense stare I have ever been a part of. Watching them sleep I get tears in my eyes because they no longer have tubes and wires attached to them and I know that they are experiencing peace in a way that they have not been able to experience before... quietness, comfort, closeness, and hope.

Today I have had them all to myself with the exception of a visit from their "Moomps" (my mother) who stopped by to admire them and fancy me. I was so excited for my own mother to come and see me being a mother. I have never felt so proud to show off what I believe I am doing better and with more purpose than anything I have ever been assigned to do before.

Here are a few pictures of the girls at "home."



19 comments:

Mary Tyler S. said...

O-M-G seriously I have no words. I am SO PROUD of you my darling friend. CONGRATS on homecoming - i know you have been waiting a long time for this day. I love you

Meredith said...

Congrats Laura and Nick!
The girls are just so beautiful! I know ya'll are so excited to have them at home. I will be thinking and praying for ya'll. When all slows down...I'd love to come and visit. Take care!
M.Marshall

Laurel said...

Beautiful, beautiful...everything: you, your words, the girls.

Thanks so much for sharing this!

I have no doubt you are the most amazing mother...you already have been through your patience, undying love and positivity even when they weren't in your sole care.

xoxo

The Reeds said...

YAY!! I am so happy for yall! You four are the cutest, sweetest family ever! It was so good to see you Monday night! We'll keep the prayers coming:)

mominalabama said...

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
We love you guys.

mominalabama said...

Laura,
Sorry I didn't let you know who mominalabama is.
This is Linda G.

Madame Rubies said...

*wah* I am all teary and happy. I am so glad they are home, and they are SO beautiful. JEALOUS. I have to find a way to get there and hold them and hold Silas. Why are all the babies so far away!!!

Liz said...

Heather, YOU think all the babies are so far away!?! :) Laura and Nick, I am SO excited the girls are FINALLY home!! Your post made me all teary-eyed!! I'll be continuing to pray for you four!!!

Mom said...

I am sooo happy for all four of you. I know it feels great having the girls under your roof. Please let me know when you are ready for company. I love you guys. MT's Mom

Greta said...

They are precious...seriously, perfect and precious.

Isn't it a fulfilling feeling doing what you were made to do? You sound like an excellent mother.

Praise the Lord the babes are home!

aubrey said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I know you are so excited! Have fun everyday! God Bless!

Clever Girl said...

Hi, you don't know me, I'm a college friend of Jackie and Luke. I have been keeping up with your blog since your girls were born, and praying for you, Nick, and them ever since. I am so glad that everyone's prayers were answered yesterday. Congratulations!

Southern Fried Mom said...

Welcome Home, baby girls!!! Enjoy this time...it's the longest days & the shortest years.

Footprints Ministry said...

"Come and see what our God has done,what awesome miracles he performs for people!" Psalm 66:5

Doesn't this verse just sum it all up!! They are truly miracles!!! It was so wonderful to meet these sweet girls Monday night! We will continue to pray for your family daily! Please keep the FP ministry updated on their progress, we love to watch our babies grow. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this amazing journey! We are praising the Lord for all he has done for the Mielke family!

Love,
Kim Wilson
Footprints Ministry

Carrie said...

Laura I am so happy for you and Nick and the girls. Laura called and told me they got to come home and I was thrilled. I9've been checking the blog just waiting to see and hear all about it. What a blessing your story of patience and love has been to many! A beautiful story of motherly love and an idea of how God waits for us patiently and full of hope! Enjoy them!!

Jason said...

IT was so great seeing the girls Tuesday night ...and at HOME !!! YAY

Collier Chronicles said...

It is truly heart warming to read this post. I am so happy you are able to have your baby girls, your miracles, at home with you!

God is definately great!


Nicole Collier, Ethan's mom
Fellow Footprints Family member

Eleanor said...

How exciting!

Just lovin' this for y'all.

Mary said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!! I'm so excited for you to finally have them at home. I know this is a HUGE day for you, nick, & the babies. I'm so proud of you guys. They are beautiful. I absolutely cannot wait to meet them in August (we'll be there the week of the 18th!!!)