I had a baby in my house for this weekend, my 9 month old great-niece E.
To hear the sounds of a baby in the morning was music to my ears and to my Love's as well!
She was here with her mommy and daddy to come and see her Great-Nana for the first time and we all had such high hopes for this.
This is my nephew K. with E. riding high on her daddy's shoulders. Safe and secure as she tugs his hair. My nephew who grew up from the little boy playing rough and tumble with his brothers. He is a wonderful daddy, this I can see. He is "hands on" as they say and I think of my Love and I in our first year as a mommy and daddy with our daughter K., our first child. So much to learn about each other.
Her is E. with her beautiful mommy R. Look at those smiles....
Miss E. with her daddy and my Love...oh he was so happy to play with a baby!
Then there is E. and me. Do I look happy or what?
My middle daughter E. came with a yummy, delicious, multi-layer cake that had a raspberry filling between the layers of the most moist white cake with a hint of lemon flavor topped with a lighter than air frosting that she torched! Great fun to watch her handle a blow torch of my Love's.Blow torch from Ellen F. on Vimeo.
My youngest daughter is in Rome so sadly we will not have her around...miss you M...knowing you must be seeing such wonderful places and delicious food.
These words that from a letter my daughter K. that she sent to me...just a snippet from what she wrote, that touched me deeply....
I am grateful for the womb I inhabited in your body. I know it was a good place, being there with you. It was there that I began, dreaming. It is there I return, in Bret's arms while sleeping, in the forest under an embracing tree, in a hot bath that steams my being to stillness.
To be alive"
I rained blossoms of compassion onto you tonight.
I sang a poem to you tonight.
I held you like you have held me a thousand times.