It sometimes happens,
even in the best of families, that a baby is born.
This is not necessarily cause for alarm.
The important thing is to keep your wits about you
and borrow some money.
-Elinor Goulding Smith
Today baby Eva goes home.
Her daddy is my baby brother.
I remember when he was born- it was the day I was to return to school after Christmas vacation. I got to take an extra day off.
I remember what it was like to hold him. So little. So delicate and breakable and new.
I remember the soft sounds.
It’s so funny, that these memories didn’t come flooding back when I had my own kids. But they were overwhelming when I held this baby, my brother’s baby, with his nose and his face and his hair.
Oh, Elaina, I’m sorry. I’m sure as the baby grows I will see more of you in her. But today I am transported back.
And look how giant my children are, holding her. Insane to think they were ever that small. And sweet. And quiet.
And that one day they will grow to have babies of their own.
Excuse me for a moment. There seems to be something in my eye.
Have a great weekend…….
Making the decision to have a child is momentous.
It is to decide forever
to have your heart go walking around outside your body.