Sometimes we are graced by the presence of an earth bound angel. They are sent as little gifts from God to guide, teach and enhance our lives but we never know the length of their stay.
Even though, Jordan wasn't with us long (22 months) she touched the lives of so many. Jordan was just like other kids, loved Elmo and Cookie Monster, books and balloons, helping her Mommy with the dishwasher and playing with her family and friends.
Who knew that this child would be chosen for greater duty? Who knew she would now serve as a guardian angel for all our little ones? None of us could have known or predicted or such a thing.....but we are glad to know she is there.
Jordan's bright smile, her contagious laugh and courageous personality will live on in all our hearts. Her life
serves as wonderful reminder of two things: angels do exist and people may die but love never dies.
Protect our little ones
when we cannot shield them;
Be by their side
when we are not present;
Wipe their tears
if we not know they weep;
Cool them when their fever perists;
Lessen their pain
when we no longer can;
Sing to them
when we are weary; Warm them when their blanket has fallen; Hold them close
when they are afraid;
Smile upon them with your everlasting love. Amen
The abbreviation, “wwmd”, which is short for "What would Maria do?" was affectionately created by a mom in our weekly new mom support group. When a mom is struggling with an issue and poses it to the group (like taking a cue from a Hollywood director), someone exclaims, "wwmd" which is then followed by giggles, smiles and a few high-fives and all at my expense. (small price to pay for flattery!)
You see, often parents make the mistake of asking if,
I have an opinion on something in particular.
"I have an opinion on everything." is my standard response. Then one day a couple retorted with, "That's what we've heard!"
At first, I was shocked and a smidge embarrassed. But now I feel alot better because I've come to terms with it! Yes, admitting that I’ve got quite a well-deserved reputation!
So now, with that said, I'm putting it out there...here it is:
For those of you, who really want to know what I think
and really want to know what I would do, this blog is affectionately for you!
(self-proclaimed comedian & baby fanatic!)
I've had the pleasure of working with new moms and babies for over 20 years now. During that time, I have been referred to as: the Lactition, Mother Theresa of Breastfeeding, Baby Whisperer, Baby Guru, Boob Lady, Lactose Lady, Latch-Master and some which cannot and should not be mentioned! Anyway. you could say that I am considered the "Go-To-Girl" for any kind of issue related to babies. I am told that it's not just because I know my stuff but that I tell it like it is - uncensored and straight-up!