Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Show and Tell- 12.2.09

Even though parenthood seemed like it would never come to be, I Tucked away a few items for our maybe-baby in the attic. I always knew in my heart that I would be a mom; I tried to never lost sight of this. The pain of each disappointing pregnancy test made it hard to remember what my heart was telling me at times. However, after I felt a little better I would soothe myself with the thought that someday, someday there would be a child to raise and love.

As soon as we found out that Min Man would be our son, I was able to release my planning instincts again and think about the nursery and getting the house ready for a baby. Infertility is hell for a person who plans everything. I mean everything. I planned for college as a high school freshman. I plan parties eight months in advance. Whew! I was ready for all my secretly stored baby plans shoved in the back of my brain to be released!


Here are three of the items for our someday-baby. They will always have special meaning to me as they represent a dream come true.




The infamous Willow Series. I am not a big collector of things, but I wanted one to have for myself. I bought this for someone else's baby shower but decided to stow it away at the last second.


This is from a Gallery in one of my favorite places, Key West. My MIL bought it for my birthday when she asked me what I would like. It reads at the bottom, "Someone to Watch Over Me."

I love antiquing. My mother and I found these in Ontario, Canada. I asked her to give them to me when we were ready to have our baby. She wrapped them up for Christmas the year we were waiting for Min Man to come home.

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14 comments:

Lin said...

I love the "Someone's Watching Over Me" picture. Just beautiful! It's all gorgeous, actually. What wonderful keepsakes!

You're so right about IF wreaking havoc on a planner's brain! Give me a plan (even if it changes along the way), and I'm fine. No plan, I'm a mess! I hope that "Plan Day" is tomorrow for us...we shall see!

Thanks for sharing!

Cara said...

Oh how I LOVE the Willow series. Emma has so many of these on her special shelf but I've never seen THAT one and now I have to have it.

Thanks showing and telling!!!

Kristin said...

What a wonderful collection of items. I love the figurine.

Lisa said...

Oh, each of these items will be treasured by you all for all time.

I hope you have recorded the signficance of each piece for Min Man to one day read.

I have the same Willow Angel and several of the adoption pieces they have done also. Like you I don't call myself a collector, but sometimes if just feels right.

areyoukiddingme said...

Wonderful collection! I'm glad that your someday came.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

Huge grin--as a fellow planner. I love that picture in the middle.

Jewls said...

I love all the planning! It's crazy, but now that it's time to go shopping and start building our nursery I have no idea where to start!

Lavender Luz said...

They are all so beautiful. I especially like that painting. It resonates symbolically.

You have some amazing planning skills!

Leah said...

Those are really beautiful things, and I'm so glad that you were finally able to pull them out and use them with your son. :-D

Debbie said...

These are great keepsakes. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Lynn said...

Those are wonderful! The gift shop at the hospital where I work has that same Willow figurine. I've been eyeing it for a few months now and its still there. I'm thinking I may break down and buy it for myself for Christmas this year.

Michelle said...

Beautiful post. Thank you for reminding me that although I feel hope-less most days, there is hope out there.

Once A Mother said...

beautiful keepsakes, i also love willow tree, but of these, my favorite is the painting. just lovely. thank you for sharing.

Terry said...

Nice show and tell !!

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