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Gideon Valor Staton . . . Mommie’s Little Boy

Gideon Valor Staton, Mommie's Little Boy

There’s nothing like being a new mom. Nothing like the joy of holding her baby for the first time after months of anticipation, and the fear of labor. Nothing like kissing his tender cheeks, holding him close, and basking in the joy and happiness of being his mom. What a great honor and privilege!

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Gideon Valor Staton . . . Precious

Gideon, Precious

Babies are fragile

So handle with care

Be loving and patient

And do not despair

When you’re frazzled and exhausted

With the cries in the night

And the changings and feedings

Seem a laborious blight

Remember the joy

Your little one brings

And the way his laughter

Makes your heart sing

So hold him close

To your throbbing heart

Make him feel happy and safe

And your many frustrations and fears and doubts

Will suddenly all be erased

Sandi Staton

 

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Gideon Valor Staton . . . On Cloud 9

On Cloud 9

Because my son was premature, I couldn’t even hold him for two weeks. When the hospital finally called and said I could bring him home, I couldn’t get there fast enough. He was so tiny and fragile I thought he would break if I picked him up. On the way home I couldn’t keep my eyes off him. When we got home, I rocked him all night long! I’ll never experience that moment again, but I can recapture it through the joy beaming on my grandson’s face.