Monday, April 4, 2011

Little Pink Booties

The little pink booties fit Margaret. She had them on several weeks ago but they were still a little big. Today they fit. 

These sweet booties hold a lot of meaning for me. I bought them many years ago while looking for a baby boy gift for a friend. I couldn't resist them as I always dreamed of having a little girl. 

Then came the five years of infertility...But I dug them out just before our IVF procedures, of which it just so happens to be the one year anniversary this week. 

To keep my heart full of hope and faith, I set the booties on my bedside table. Every night I looked at them while Mike gave me my shots. When we learned we were pregnant, they stayed there as a sort of promise for the rest of my pregnancy. 

Today I put them on my daughter Margaret and I felt very blessed. 

Little pink booties.... 

xo

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  1. I'm so happy for you. I have a friend who is pregnant after five + years of trying. She's 10 1/2 weeks and counting down to 14. Your story is full of hope and promise; and, it is proof of an amazing Creator.

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  2. Blessed indeed, but well-deserved (:

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  3. Have always liked looking at your porches & garden.

    Now, knowing what precious lives are being raised within those walls & garden is something too rich/joyful/sublime for words.

    A blessing for sure.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

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  4. Oh! That is the sweetest ever. You are truly blessed....and so is your daughter, to have you for a mom. xo

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  5. Trina, that is such a sweet heartfelt story of hope. I am sure Margaret will love hearing it one day!

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  6. Oh my, you have me in tears. But I am smiling too. We are both so blessed with our daughters aren't we? And I have to tell you, both mine are in their 20's and it still is the best journey ever! Kit

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  7. Such a sweet post Trina and a wonderful Blessing! Martina

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  8. As your children are a blessing for you....you are a blessing for your children. Nothing is more touching than knowing children are adored and wanted. Don't we wish all children came into the world in this way. Continue to hold each moment sacred. My children are grown and now I am blessed with grandchildren ( who both came to visit yesterday). I never knew life could be soooo sweet. XXX

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  9. love this story & the picture is adorable!

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  10. For me, that moment was dancing with my baby girl to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," tears of gratitude streaming down my face. I understand how meaningful and beautiful it is that Margaret's precious feet fit into these booties that have been waiting for her!

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  11. you are very blessed indeed!
    I am so happy for you and Mike..
    and how lucky your sweetpeas are to have y'all as parents....
    I adore this photo.
    xoj.

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  12. What a wonderful way to keep your dream alive, and now they serve as a symbol that dreams really do come true!

    Kat :)

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  13. Oh this is so sweet!! What a wonderful Blessing your babies are. This is such an adorable picture.

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  14. SOOO beautiful! So abundantly happy for your family!

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  15. Such a sweet story. I am so happy for you.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  16. Trina, how lovely that your baby booties have finally found the perfect model in Miss Margaret. So glad you have a happy ending to what must have been an excruciating process.

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  17. such a sweet story! my oldest daughter is also a margaret.

    xo
    ~molly

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  18. Oh my gosh. What a sweet, sweet post. Brought tears to my eyes. SO happy for y'alls little blessings!

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  19. Too sweet. I always took photos of my sons feet when they were little and my fav sandals on them. Now they are 20 and 15 and I look at their huge feet now and think, oh how time goes by. Enjoy your little precious babies while you can. Love your blog. Lisa

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  20. Awww, I just want to squeeze those chubby legs!!
    Paula

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  21. Such a beautiful and moving story!! I am so happy your dream came true!

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  22. What a sweet story - so happy for you two.

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  23. Well said, Trina ,well said :)

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  24. I guess you could not have asked for a better ending to this story! Wonderful!

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  25. The way you write Trina... It always makes me feel so happy that I found your blog. Allways nice to read your posts and admire your beautiful pictures.

    Thank you for blogging!
    :)Kamilla

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  26. This brought tears to my eyes. I can't imagine your struggle but I can believe you were always meant to be a mother. The booties are very special...just like you!

    XO,
    Janie

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  27. Such a lovely post that inspires warmth and hope!

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  28. Oh Trina....what a sweet story of hope and blessing! The Lord has surely been good to the both of you, even amidst the struggle and heartache. So happy fir you both....and I love those sweet crocheted booties and the sweet feet in them!

    Hugs,
    Gail

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  29. Your post brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy for you and that your dream came true x's two!

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  30. that is a darling story...and I believe our minds r powerful tools. That little visual was ur hopes and dreams. So happy they now adorn sweet little feet!

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  31. Trina, thank you for sharing the story of these very sweet & special booties. I know that they and the love that surrounded them will not only be treasured by Margaret, but also by the generations to come after her...and for a very long time. Such a blessed, perfect, adorable... and meant to be fit.
    Big hugs...
    xo Jessica

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  32. I'm so happy that you get to experience the joy of having a daughter (and a son). I got pregnant so easily, that I think I took for granted how blessed I was/am. My kids are all almost grown, and I miss the days of baby booties, and feeling them in my arms! The next best thing you have to look forward to is feeling their chubby little arms wrapped around your neck as they give you a hug! It is heaven on earth!

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  33. So happy for you that you received the greatest gift in the world!
    Love those shoes!

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  34. what a beautiful story! so glad you got the little girl you wished for and those booties couldn't be cuter!

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  35. I am so happy for you. Truly I am.

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  36. What a beautiful post Trina~ her little pink booties and those baby feet are precious. It's so fun to watch them grow, but it's always much too fast.
    xo~
    T

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  37. So sweet and encouraging for others. God is so good.

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  38. You made me cry from the sweetness of this :)

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  39. Oh Trina, such a sweet and honest story. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I am sure you are giving lots of other women hope.
    I love, love the chubby legs! Blessed for sure!

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  40. Oh Trina, no one knows better than I do what that wishful thinking and praying is like. I waited 10 years for my two. Your story is a beautiful one that Margaret and Graham will love later. God has perfect timing!

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  41. Trina, us IVFers are the most lucky people in the world as people who just fall pregnant by simply looking at their partners will never know the miracle of creating a baby in an unconventional way. Our little stars somehow shine brighter than the rest because they made it here against all odds. Margaret and her little brother are indeed blessed with truly exceptional parents. Enjoy every day.
    Jane E

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  42. Trina,

    What a great story and such a sweet photo. Oh how I love baby's tootsies!

    I am sure you have noticed, I posted a little something on your blog on Saturday. Then my computer died....for good!

    We were on vacation in FL at the time so I did not get a chance to let you know of the post.
    Thanks for letting me share your lovely corner of the world with my fellow bloggers.

    Alison :)

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  43. Such cute little feet in the pink booties. What a lovely story.

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  44. A special memento of a precious dream fulfilled!
    ~Adrienne~

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  45. I LOVE your blog Trina. And I'm happy to say that we are 30 weeks along with twins, it was also a struggle. Seeing your posts makes me believe that I can get through these next six-eight weeks. Thank you for your beautiful photos. keep them coming!!!!!!!!!!! jen

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  46. beautiful!
    while my baby keeps growing inside me, i have a little onesie hanging on the wall - a gift from a friend years ago! it is lovely to have a little physical reminder of what to look forward to, isn't it!

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  47. so beautiful! Nothing like hand knitted booties, and what a special story, you will have to keep those forever!

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  48. Sometimes God works in the most interesting ways. They are not always as we would intend, and sometimes full of heartache, but in the end, He will be glorified. And what glory those two precious gifts must bring.

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  49. How lovely and meaningful. Such a beautiful reminder of your hopeful journey to your babes!

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  50. And PS those tootsies & bootsies are the cutest little things I have seen in ages!

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  51. That is so sweet! I'm very happy for you!

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  52. Yes, you are blessed indeed. And I love that your heart is filled with gratitude.

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  53. What a blessing. I knitted a few pairs of those when my oldest was a baby. Now I am not sure I still know how to knit!

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  54. Ohhh! Your story is amazing and heartwarming, your long awaited daughter will surely have a wonderful childhood and you reminded me of something: When I was about 12 years old I found a picture in a magazine of a laughing young woman, pulling two little boys left and right with her on a walk through a country lane. I pulled it out and kept it!
    I dreamed of having two little boys, just like them.
    More then 15 years later this dream came true and at one time I re-created the photo from so long ago! Me with two little boys, one left, one right! The boys are now grown up and 24 and 21, but they also got to more siblings... a girl and another boy!
    Life is beautiful!
    And all this comes from a picture of two pink booties!
    Thank you!

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  55. That is absolutely precious. Such a sweet reminder. And they're gorgeous!

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  56. sooo precious. there is something so magical about having a baby girl! I find myself daydreaming about our life together quite often. and lucky you - you get the best of both worlds!

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  57. I love the slippers and the beautiful story but those chubby baby legs are THE BEST!

    You are twice blessed for sure. Enjoy every little minute with them!

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  58. Oh Trina ~ what a heartwarming, sweet story - and such a complete blessing for you! ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  59. Love your story, I have a feeling the pink little booties will be in the family for years to come.

    Susan

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  60. Trina, that's a beautiful story...and look what you have now...a pair of chubby little ankles showing off those little pink booties! Robx

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  61. oh! that story made me want to cry! these little babies are very blessed to have you as their mother!

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  62. awww...congratulations!wishing your little family all the happiness in the world!

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  63. there so cute! and what a special story!

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  64. Just look at those precious little feet! This makes me smile! I'm so happy for you and your husband. Two for one! ~ Sarah.

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  65. What a sweet story, God used them as a promise to you!
    xx

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  66. What an amazing post. Thank you so much for sharing such an inspiring post.

    And thanks for a wonderful website. You have a great eye for style and class.

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  67. Trina, that got me all teared up reading about those special little booties, and the meaning behind them... Congrats to your little pricess for fitting them so beautifully, thats a very sweet photo!
    Flick

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  68. What a sweet, sweet story! And the booties are just precious!!!
    Happy Wednesday.
    Xo,
    E&J

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  69. I loved, loved, loved that story Trina. Years ago I read a book about creating visuals for yourself when there was something you deeply wanted in your heart. At the time, there was a neighborhood home I adored so I'd walk by with my baby son in a stroller every day. Just two years later we purchased a house that was the exact floor plan and model of that home. It was even on a corner lot with the same orientation. I believe that is what we call Faith: "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." So happy for you and your family and your faith.

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  70. Enjoy every minute as I say...."Blink and then they are 21!!!" So enjoy those booties and hug your babies today!!!

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  71. That is so touching. I have similar little booties that my first born wore and they items that I will pass on to her along with many other treasures as family heirlooms. I have posted recently a sublime girls bedroom that might like- go check it out at
    http://www.fadedwhitelinen.blogspot.com/

    Em xx

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  72. What a beautiful story, and perfectly presented. The booties are gorgeous, the picture is amazing, and I love your words. You made my day.

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  73. i just finished looking at what felt like millions of blogs and I enjoy them but I always come back to yours to finish off the evening of blogging. I read and reread all your posts. I love your home and design sense and enjoy reading about your family. Please never stop blogging. Mickey in Pennsylvania

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  74. This post made me smile. And I don't just a little grin. Nope... a full face smile. Hooray for little pink booties and the chubby feet that fill them.

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  75. Your story brought tears to my eyes. Wow. Your strength and inspiration is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing these beautiful thoughts.
    -Tess
    www.cheeriosandtuberose.blogspot.com

    xoxo

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  76. What a sweet story...precious pink booties!!

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  77. You are blessed! Just precious!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  78. I love so much to visit your blog when I see a new post. It is a sweet refuge for me as you are living a life I can only dream of :) So simple yet so rich. Blessings

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  79. Oh Trina, the pink booties are so cute, and I'm glad that they fit your daughter. The booties are just where they should be. What a nice story, and how the booties were a part of it. I'm so happy for you and your family.

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  80. your beautiful girl is such a blessing.

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  81. Aren't children a dream come true. I am blessed with two healthy youngsters. They light up every single day of my life in the simplest of ways. You can see for yourself just how quickly our babies grow. Enjoy every day, before you know it, they'll be speaking english!!! Jane xx

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  82. This is so sweet and even more poignant having been though several rounds of IVF, too. Thank you!

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  83. I hope that Margaret reads this someday. She will smile as it will be one of a million reminders of just how much she loves you.
    Thank you Trina for reminding me of just how much I love my Taylor.
    Have a lovely spring weekend.
    xo Lisa

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  84. First off - what a beautiful photo! Thanks for the reminder to have faith and determination to succeed and reach for your dreams - even the ones that are knit together in your womb. God bless

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  85. Aww... How sweet. How poignant. How cute are those chubby little ankles!
    Blessings to your little family.

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  86. What a lovely story, congratulations.

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  87. precious!!!

    i'm your newest follower and indulging in all your past archives:) also a fellow oregon girl!

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  88. Those are the sweetest little ballerina toes that I've ever seen! She already has them on point. Luv it! New to your blog but so happy to have stumbled here...

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  89. Trina - beautifully written. I have boy/girl IVF twins. It was a long hard road and you and I are truly blessed :-) Mine are 6 years old now and I never take a minute with them for granted.

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  90. This is just so lovely and I'm very glad everything turned out so well for you. I too have travelled this difficult path with great outcomes.....finally.

    I have been here the past half and hour going over your posts. They are all lovely but this is the one I felt I had to comment on as it's so very sweet
    Best Carolyn, your newest follower

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  91. Just came across your blog via Pinterest. I see you don't update anymore, but in case you get this comment wanted to say I love the pictures and congratulations on your babies. I also have a Margaret conceived via IVF. Good name choice! :)

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