Discoveries. Those first time moments that might mean the moon to a toddler who is discovering them for the very first time. What a gift it must be to see ‘newness’ each and every day. A bug on the ground, stars in the sky, puppy dogs, or cherry pie.
During the last couple of days I’ve been tending to my soon-to-be grandchild, the daughter of my son’s fiancé. Of course, she holds a golden key to the heart of my whole family with her cheerful disposition and a toothy smile that lights up the room with rays of shining sun.
Sick with a chronic ear-infection, the little one sucked down a bottle while I rocked her in an antique chair. Together, we sat cuddled against a black caned back while sitting on a lovely needlepoint woolen pad long ago dyed in the color of blush rose. Cushy, it protects the perfectly caned seat that matches the back. The chair came to me from my father’s family and is very sentimental, right down to the squeaking sound it makes. Back and forth….squeak….back and forth….squeak.
When Baby Briella, finished her bottle it was nap time so off to “Grandma’s” nursery we went. Although she loves to crawl, she’s nearly walking at this point. Sitting her down on the carpet, I emptied the crib of any stuffed toys or blankets she might pull upon her face. When I turned around, this is what I found! Quickly, I grabbed my I-phone to capture treasured moments never to be repeated. For the very first time, at “Grandma’s” house, a cradle of baby dolls were discovered!
First time moments. Priceless…..