October 4, 2012

Mazie Virginia Dorius

Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm
Adam & Stephanie Dorius 
became parents to:
Mazie Virginia Dorius
7 pounds 9 ounces ~ 20 1/2 inches long.

Steph did it ALL NATURAL!!!  
No drugs, pain killers, or epidural.  
She is one strong and brave momma!
Mazie is absolutely gorgeous!!
She shares her mom's big eyes and red heart-shaped lips.
She is named after Stephanie's great grandma, Mazie and great aunt, Virginia.
With them living in Washington DC 
and the rest of us (except for Manda) in Utah, 
our only way to see Mazie was thru FaceTime!  
As much as I hate not being there to 
hold, rock, and snuggle that baby 
as well as help with
dinners, laundry, & anything else Adam & Steph might need - 
I am very grateful for FaceTime.

 These are MY FAVORITES!!

I love babies!!  
I love my family.   
I love to be apart of these special times.  
So, my heart ached as I wanted to be near my brother and his sweet wife.  
Not necessarily to be "at the door", waiting to hear Mazie's first cry
  (although I would have loved that)
I mainly wanted them to know how excited I was for them.  
I wanted to see Adam come out with his wrapped up little "gift from heaven".  
I wanted to hug Stephanie, congratulate her, and reassure her that she is going to be a wonderful mom. 
I wanted to to be close to where my mom promised she'd be.  
But, most of all, I wanted my mom to be there ... for Adam.  

As I sat pondering the miracle that had just taken place, 
I cried.  
I cried tears of JOY and tears of heartache.  
I was grumpy that my mom wasn't allowed to stay on earth.
 That she wasn't here to witness this wonderful event.  
And then I received a text from my sister Amanda.  
It said: 
"Funny, the only one that got to be there was Mom."

How grateful I am for my testimony 
and the knowledge I have of eternal families.  
I know Mazie spent time with my mom before coming to earth.  
And I know that even though no one can see her, 
Mom is there.  
She was there for her little boy 
as he became a dad 
and was part of this special day.  
Congratulations Adam & Stephanie!
I am so happy for you both. 
(& can't wait to get my  hands on my little Mazie)


Shauna said...

What a beautiful baby girl! Congrats to them!

Alyssa said...

GORGEOUS LITTLE GIRL!! Babies are the most precious. I love them. Happy to hear the great news and that Adam and Stephanie are officially parents. Also glad things went well for Stephanie and hope she is recovering well. Sounds like you need a trip to DC? Maybe for your bday coming up?

Anonymous said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!

amanda said...

Sooo cute! Jane