Gideon Valor Staton . . . Precious Moments

Gideon and momma, Precious Moments

Although I’m not big on birthday celebrations, I find it interesting how many of my family members were born in the month of August. Nicci, Gideon’s mom’s birthday was August 24, mine was August 26, Gideon’s was August 28, my husband’s was August 31, and today, just two days into September, Brandon, Gideon’s dad, is celebrating his birthday. What better gift to receive than a beautiful, healthy, newborn baby? For our family, August is a month of blessings!

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

 

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.

Fizz . . . Fall Princess

Fizz 7 Fall

Fizz is always happy. Rain or shine she’s excited to romp in the fields of the UK with her trusted friend, Colin (atrampinthewoods.wordpress.com). She runs and jumps and plays, and even poses for the camera.

Once again she jumped into my digital design. But she was a bugger to work with. First, she wanted in the grass, then in a field of flowers, then she bounced out of that one and into a pile of leaves. Finally she decided on being a Fall Princess. I’m just happy she stayed put somewhere!

I hope you enjoy my digital design using PaintShop Pro X6, psp tubes, lots of layers and special effects, and photography (Fizz) by atrampinthewoods.wordpress.com. Thanks Colin!