Mimi Moments

A Lesson in Patience

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and


Colossians 3:12 (NLT)


There’s just something about the moment when 7 lbs. 9 oz. of newborn snuggly softness is placed in your arms for the first time.

I’d like to say I have the perfect words for such a moment.

But I don’t.

There are no words.

Just a heart that feels likes it’s going to burst with joy and melt with love all at the same time.

Definitely a moment worth celebrating and tucking away to be pulled out over and over again.

This little guy is still in the NICU which has made “Mimi moments” a little harder to come by.  Already at his tender young age he’s teaching me a thing or two about an area I’m lacking in … namely – patience. It’s a hard one for me. And the hardest thing about learning patience is having to go through situations in life to grow my patience. Ugh! and Double Ugh!!

This little guy’s entry into the world was challenging and a bit rough, so the NICU was, and still is, his home for now. Day after day, and prayer after prayer, I watched and waited for the moment when I would finally get to wrap my arms around this precious love named Luke.

Sixteen days.

Now that’s quite a long time when you’re waiting to hold the gift of life in your arms – especially when it’s your prized grandson. But you know what? It made the moment even sweeter — my heart ever more grateful.

There’s something to be said about waiting. It grows something inside us. Our perspective about things changes, too. Our hearts have time to become even more grateful. And that’s a good thing!

With my whole grateful heart,



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