Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Rosalina!

They say that witnessing a birth is an experience you will never forget. Today will not soon be forgotten.

Through the happy tears and sad tears, I witnessed Rosalina enter the world today at 12:45 pm. Not only did I have the privilege of hearing her first cry and seeing her take her first breath, but I was honored when Michelle asked me to cut Rosalina's cord to finalize her entry into this big unpredictable world. I know Zac was right there with us. We all knew. I know he smiled as much as we did at his little girl...and his wife...who I can honestly say has so much strength in many ways. My only hope is that I made him proud and did the job he would have done there in the delivery room. I know it wasn't the same, but I tried my hardest.

Weighing in at 8 lbs 14 oz, all 20 1/2 inches of her are perfect. She's beautiful. She has auburn/red hair, blonde eyelashes, blonde eyebrows, big brown eyes, 10 perfect fingers and toes, and has her Aunt Dee 100% smitten. Can you tell?

Zac, congratulations on your perfect little lady. We're not sure who she looks like yet, but we're piecing parts together here and there LOL! None-the-less, you and Mic did great. You guys created a beautiful little girl that I am SO PROUD to call my niece. I know you will be with her every second of every day of her life, but I promise to be there for her as well...just as I promised you in the letter I wrote to you when you left us.

I know you are smiling so big today...and you should.

I love you, bro.



mesa said...

Congratulations Aunt Dee.. she is gorgeous!

Uncle Allen & Ant Janet said...

Wow! What a beauty. What a blessing. Congrats to the Barber family.

We love you all so much.

Thank you for posting this Aunt Dee.

Laura M. said...

Wow! I still cannot believe her red hair! What a beautiful baby. I loved the pics:)

evy & grace photography said...

Congratulations! Dee, this is priceless...Rosalina is lucky to have such wonderful family support! Blessings to Mic, and the entire family...she's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

So incredibly beautiful - the baby, your words, the photos, the music - just perfect. I'm certain your brother is proud and smiling down on of ALL of you. You are an amazing family.

-Mary Tromly

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhhh what a beautiful baby Michelle !!!!! From Great Grandpa Joe and Pat :)