Monday, December 8, 2008

mosses monday XIII...

(baby girl berrong)

my Christmas baby arrived exactly two weeks before Christmas day. that afternoon i was lying in the bed resting after having been up and in labor all night when i heard a little knock at my hospital room door.

"come in..." i said.

the door slowly opened, and in walked mrs. moss.
she walked over to my bedside,
placed a darling little Christmas tree on my nightstand
and kissed my forehead.

"dani, your little sugarplum is just beautiful,"
she said in her gravelly, sophisticated voice.

"oh, you have seen her?"
i asked wide-eyed and proudly grinning ear-to-ear.

she, too, grinned crinkling her nose, "i have."
she continued, "and i don't believe i've ever
seen so much hair on a baby in all my life."

"she has a head-full; that's for sure," i replied.

"she is just a baby-doll!"

"thank you, mrs. moss.
and, thank you for the Christmas tree."

"you are so welcome...
george said you needed something Christmassy
for your room while you are here.
oh, and here's a little something
for the "sugarplum".

she handed me a package.
inside was the softest,
most beautiful,
white, marabou

"i love it and you and mr. moss too!
thank you and please thank mr. moss!"

i hugged her and kissed her cheek.


unbeknownst to mrs. moss, john and i had been debating between two names for our baby girl... 'lucy katherine'
(mrs. moss' name) or 'katherine elizabeth' (for mrs. moss and my great-aunt to whom i had been very close and had recently lost). i loved both names, and so did john.

i was on the verge of asking mrs. moss if she would mind us naming our baby 'lucy katherine' but missed my opportunity. i had another visitor. when my friend came into my room, mrs. moss politely said she was going to leave so that i could visit with my guest.

mrs. moss took my hand in hers (her hands were always so soft and warm;) gave mine a gentle squeeze, winked, and excused herself saying she really needed to get home before dark... as she didn't like driving after dark anymore.

in the end, john and i decided on the name, 'katherine elizabeth'. it always brought great joy to both mr. and mrs. moss that she was mrs. moss' namesake...

the moss' joy was our pleasure.


(to be continued...)

love and blessings,
dani xx

ps you will find earlier entries in ascending order on my side bar entitled, "our love story":)


Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Sweet continuation of a wonderful story and wow, what a beautiful baby Katherine was. :)

Tabitha said...

Oh Dani ~ this is so lovely ~ I love these little Monday snippets ~ wish that Mondays came around faster!! I had to pop over and read this latest installment.
Love and hugs ~ Take care XXXX

Jan said...

Another sweet moment Dani. She is so incredible. And your baby was adorable.

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

And as for the comment left on my blog - how EVER did you guess???
{Many smiles}

Dana said...

I could see Katherine being a "Lucy"!!
l, D

Weith Kick said...

Very nice Dani. What a beautiful little baby that has turned into a lovely girl.

The Adventures of Maverick & the Mrs. said...

Can you hear me sniffling? That is so sweet! And baby Katherine! Did you just kiss those cheeks all day long?!

Kellan said...

What a lovely story and so sweet that Katherine was named after two such special people. Love these stories!

Take care, Dani - Kellan

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

These stories always bring a smile to my soul--your sugar plum is so sweet :)

Heidi 'n' Jeff said...

That's so sweet. I am going to read your other posts about the Mosses.

p.s. I don't know what flagstaff is. Is it a business?

SuzanSayz said...

Everyone should be so lucky to have a Mrs Moss of their own.
I just had to scroll back up and look at that baby picture one more time.
She was absolutely beautiful!

Molly's Mellow Moments said...

Oh! Beautiful, beautiful babba! You are a fortunate Mummy!
..Try and enjoy every moment.I know it's hard at times when life can be so hectic and tiring, but they do grow so very quickly..
Give her a big hug from across the pond eh?!
Auntie Molly x

Molly's Mellow Moments said...

Oh dearo me....Molly here again with her befuddled head.. I've just realised that your darling babba (although still very much your baby) isn't actually 'a baby' any longer!
Oh well! I'd best put it down to the' Christmas Pressure Cooker Effect' (check out Molly's Mellow Moments later this week for this one!).
Anyhow - keep lovin' her as they will always remain our babies!
M x

Tanya said...

Dani another beautiful entry in "Our Love Story" I so wish I had known Mr & Mrs Moss! I love that you named Katherine after these two special women who were very close to you! Tayla was named after my Grandmother (my mum's mum) Tayla was her middle name although it was spelt a little different! Katherine was the most gorgeous baby... love all that hair :)

t. xxxx

Amanda said...

What a super cute baby Katherine was and still is!
How nice to have a Christmas baby ~ Richards is on Christmas Eve!
Amanda x