September 3, 2009

One Month Old

I can't believe that my precious little grandniece (or is it "great-niece" -- I still don't know for sure) is a month old today! Again, I find myself asking where the time goes? It seems that as I get older, the days, weeks and months fly by faster and faster. I wish there were a way to slow down time.

Ah, but back to Hannah. She is so beautiful! I love babies when they're brand new. They're so helpless and cute. All they want is to be fed, changed and loved, and I've had a chance to do all of those things with her. Bless her mother, my niece, for giving me the chance to babysit for an hour or so earlier this week. It was nice to have some one-on-one time with this sweet little girl. It brings such joy to my heart to hold a baby in my arms again, even though I'm not the grandmother.

But it also reminds me of the emptiness and aching that lives in my heart every day because I can't see my own, true granddaughter, Taryn. Her mother has taken her away from us and won't allow us to be a part of her life. Taryn will turn 4 next month and it's been over three years since I last saw her. Every day I pray that her mother's heart will soften and she'll allow that beautiful little girl to rejoin our family. Some day....some day...


  1. I have no doubt, whatever you choose to call Hannah...she will know she is loved! This photo is adorable!
    Please know I too pray for you to one day be reunited with your grandgirl. You deserve her in your life and she should be in your life. I'm a strong believer things are as they are meant to be, as much as I know your heart hurts today...I do believe one day the hurt will evaporate and your sweet Taryn will know her grandmother!
    Love ya!

  2. What a beautiful girl, your family is truly blessed. Thinking of you and hoping you see your Taryn again soon.