Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

Forever Starts Now November 26, 2013

It was no louder than a quiet whisper. And it’s impossible to explain what exactly it sounded like. I might have even imagined it. At least that’s what my head says. My heart, on the other hand, believes it to be true. I think I heard the baby today.

There we were, my forever mom and I, on the couch together. I was being what she fondly refers to as a snuggle bug when it happened. I don’t know if it was the heartbeat or a cry or what exactly I was hearing. But it was foreign to me and it was definitely coming from mom’s tummy. So I told my mind to shut up and let my heart do the thinking in that moment. It was the baby. My little person. Communicating. With me.

Β All I could do was listen.Hi Baby

It came at just the right time, too. A friend of mom’s visited us today and said something that had been bothering me. “Just wait, little buddy, soon enough it’s not going to be about you anymore.” It’s not going to be about me? Well that simply won’t do. I felt my heart giving way to that all-too-familiar fear that I indeed will be replaced in the hearts of my people by this little person. That I won’t matter anymore.

Then it happened. I heard that little person and I knew mom’s friend had been right. It’s not going to be about me anymore. It’s going to be about us. Our family. I can handle that. And how blessed I am to start that relationship off on the right paw as early as this! Mom will be 33 weeks pregnant this week, and so far the only way she and dad have been able to hear the baby is through some sort of special machine they have at that doctor place.

It was pretty quiet and muffled and I honestly might have imagined it all. But us canines can hear in the ultrasound range (as much as three times better than humans). And I realized as I listened to whatever it was I was hearing just how blessed I am. I’ve said before how badly I want to be this little person’s best friend forever. The baby may not be here yet, but something certainly is. Friendship. Forever starts now.

 

18 Responses to “Forever Starts Now”

  1. utesmile Says:

    How sweet to see you listening to the baby, and making your first bond with it. Isn’t it amazing to hear and feel the baby still inside the womb? It is a miracle for me and it is one of the most amazing things you can experience. You are a lucky dog to feel and hear that too! Fantastic you started your friendship, it will be a wonderful one!

  2. You don’t need that doctor machine, W. That baby can call out, “Hey buddy!” And you can hear him loud and clear!! Lucky dog.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  3. Lyn Says:

    Oh how wonderful Wiles! The baby can hear you too, Wiles. Before my granddaughter was born, her father used to talk to her. He called her “Nankey” (no idea why). The day after she was born, her mom and dad had her lying on the bed with her dad on one side of the bed and her mom the other. Her dad said, “Naaankeeey” softly, drawing out the name. My granddaughter turned her head in his direction. He tried it from different sides of the bed, and she turned her head towards him each time. She remembered his voice. Amazing!

    • This whole pregnancy thing was so foreign to me at the beginning. I can’t believe how much a miracle it actually is! Thank you for sharing that story with me about your granddaughter. How beautiful!
      Lots of love to you and the whole family!
      Wiles

  4. sandy Says:

    As I was reading your post, I was thinking “it’s not about you anymore, it’s about us” – but you got there first! You are so smart Wiley. It made me think about the movie “Lilo and Stitch” when Lilo says something like ohana means family and family sticks together. Things will be different, but they are going to be great and your mom and dad will need you more than ever.

    • These life lessons hit us in the face sometimes, don’t they? It’s been amazing to me this year, as I’ve made a conscious effort to pay attention, how many things we can truly learn from our daily lives. Today I am thankful for you. πŸ˜‰
      Lots of love,
      Wiles

  5. That’s like magic, Wiley. I bet you will be the best friends, no: I’m sure!

  6. Settia Ramautarsing Says:

    How lovely!

  7. huntmode Says:

    Utesmile above said it best for me,Wyles. What a loving adventure this is. That picture knocked my socks off…. Happy Thanksgiving from the HuntMode Family to the Schmidtt Family, all four of you. πŸ™‚ You made it a special year for us, Wyles. Blessings ~ HuntMode Family.

  8. Reblogged this on Wiley's Wisdom and commented:

    All I could do was listen.


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