And then I wasn’t tired anymore either
Sunday March 13th 2011, 9:54 pm
Filed under: Friends

On his way out the door from church today, carried in his mother’s arms, was a baby not quite at the walking stage yet but with a marvelous mop of light brain (note to my big sister: yes, I meant to type brown, not sure where mine was on that one) hair and usually I can get a cute grin out of him to match. I don’t think he’s quite ready for a finger puppet yet; he might try to eat it. So I just play peekaboo and the like with him when I get a chance.

It had been a long time away from his crib and it was naptime and he had the face of a little one who’s about to start making it known loudly.

And then suddenly he saw me. His little face burst into a grin! And he stayed smiling, waving bye bye at me, all the way out.

I tell you. I could float on that one for days.

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Brain hair? Does it have a mind of its own?

Happy floating! Aren’t little ones amazing? They light up so well, nothing else quite like ’em. It’s so fun to be known by one.

Comment by Marian 03.13.11 @ 10:06 pm

Isn’t it wonderful the way they light up when they recognize you. In church the other day there was a baby maybe 6 monthes old. When I was kneeling she grabbed my coat sleeve and she was stuck like glue. Great feeling.

Comment by pat Flores 03.14.11 @ 4:52 am

Sweet! Made me smile, just reading about it.

Comment by Channon 03.14.11 @ 7:20 am

Such a feeling! Obviously he has seen your smile.

Comment by sherry in Idaho 03.14.11 @ 7:49 am

Aw, that’s sweet. Takes one to know one.

Comment by Don Meyer 03.14.11 @ 8:41 am

sweet — so sweet —

my daughter sent me a text message with a picture of my grandson taking a big bite out of a soft toy yesterday — made my day!

Comment by Bev 03.14.11 @ 8:58 am

Don always says it best! He’s right, in every sense.

Comment by Pegi 03.14.11 @ 10:21 am

You have a real gift, to be able to stop a wind-up to the meltdown.

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Comment by Lanafactrix 03.14.11 @ 11:46 am

That’s the best!
We get to see our Seany on Sunday.

And Alison, I am overwhelmed, and overcome. The package arrived today. I will write more tomorrow when I have found some balance. Suffice it to say for now, between losing Faye and the troubles in my heart country Japan, I am so glad to have that tangible hug.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 03.14.11 @ 4:24 pm

good stuff in the post, great stuff in the comments.

Comment by twinsetellen 03.14.11 @ 7:08 pm

Awesome! Float away.

Comment by Margo Lynn 03.14.11 @ 7:29 pm

You do realize that you have the same effect on many people as that child did on you, right? 🙂

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 03.15.11 @ 6:41 am

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