After yesterday
Sunday October 18th 2015, 10:48 pm
Filed under: Family,Food,Friends,Life

I smiled at a shy, fussy baby at church today, playing peek-a-boo and I’m shyer than you are–no, I am! with him till he grinned. At last, he even let me hold him for a minute before almost-walking back to his mom.

He can manage two careful steps and hover unsteadily a moment and if he moves fast enough even three before going splat but that third, hurried one was always just too much to readjust his balance to in time. The arms go up, the bottom goes down.

Today. Such a brief snapshot of time. Tomorrow he’ll make it halfway across the room and fall into his daddy’s arms giggling, the next day he’ll really be walking and right after that he’ll be running, and then he’ll be off to college and his folks will suddenly have to learn not to buy Costco-sized bunches of bananas and to chop fewer onions. It took a lot of calories to get my older son to 6’9″.

But for today, this one was simply a tired baby boy who needed someone to smile at him, who needed a snuggle and who crowed in delight a little louder–okay, a lot louder–in church than his mommy quite wanted. (Oops. Sorry.) The whole room smiled around them both.

He was the gift my day had needed, and I am grateful.

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Someone once told me “if the world still stops for babies, we’re doing ok.”

Comment by Pegi 10.19.15 @ 2:13 am

So grateful you were given that experience and you shared it with us.

Sending a soft hug your way.

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 10.19.15 @ 8:09 am

And this is how we do it, we just start sending out our love all over again. It’s what makes it all work.

Comment by twinsetellen 10.19.15 @ 8:59 pm

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