Monday, August 30, 2010

The morning began very early....

The morning began very early in the Spalding household. Lyndon Allen was up with his Mommy have a midnight snack at 2:45 am...Morgan woke up at 3:00 am and needed to find her pacifier until she went to sleep...and then she woke up for the day at 5:30 am and was ready to rock and roll. Erin was also up with the baby so we enjoyed the early morning mist and a hot cup of coffee as Erin fed her little man. Morgan then decided she would like to nurse also but that did not fly with her mother. She then busied herself with her old baby car seat and decided to reacquaint herself and sit in it once again. This small tableau was very amusing to witness as she amused herself for about 20 minutes. Then she was off to another distraction until she could play in the baby wing with her big brother. The last 24 hours have been totally unforgettable and I want to hold onto the soft little bundle of baby boy in my arms. This young couple, Erin and Chance are growing into wonderful parents and some how I want them to realize these are the most important moments in the lives they are giving their children. I felt a sadness when I headed back to Newark...I wanted to hold this moment forever and the realization that this is one of the happiest moments in my life as a wife, mother and now a grandmother. Thank you for all my blessings.

I came home, had a quick shower and headed down to the studio. Another artist came in and we sat down to make plans to work together in my outreach plans for this fall. Abby is a willing and able artist who is hoping to assist ... and her small miracle son sat on her lap quietly and enjoyed vanilla wafers and coloring as we made plans for a couple upcoming projects. The sun was shining brightly as the day in the studio came to a close. I went to the grocery to pick up a small chicken and fresh salad fixings for a quick and cooling dinner to catch up with the days events and rest. Yes I am tired but it is a good tired. I am hearing the whispers from my mother's gentle voice and I do wish she could be here with me to see the grand babies grow up...I miss her warmth and support but I keep a framed photo of her in my workspace as a gentle reminder that she is still here with me. I am blessed. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Sleep is over rated...but I do know why God gives young people the privilege of being parents.


  1. What a lovely read for me this morning, I enjoyed every word and can identify with your sentiments as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Hold your family close! Blessings to your young family. Lennie

  2. I really hope I can post THIS time. Blogger has refused to post the last two times. I don't want you to think I'm not here reading, I am.
    Look at all that black hair, what a cutie. You've had a long day but an exciting one. One full of memories.
    I have no doubt that your mother and her mother and all the mothers are observing this new soul's entrance into this world. Absolutely NO DOUBT. Take care, rest, sleep and of course, create. :)Bea

  3. Beautiful sweet faces. I'm glad you're enjoying this time.

  4. I know exactly what you mean by a "good tired". Yes, little ones are for the young. My daughter has a 2 year old and I know I couldn't do it full time anymore! LOL It takes so much energy! Your photos are precious!

  5. so very precious ... this little gift from God
    Bountiful Blessings All Ways!