Thursday, August 18, 2011

The sweetness of new

A new baby today
a grand nephew so tiny
his grandmother, my sister, holding him close.
Her daughter, a brave woman to embark
on this maternal journey as her mother
did so long ago.

I remember her, my sister, as a screaming
insistent dark-haired baby, my fascination with
first my mother's belly and then the resulting
sibling no bigger than my dolls but a whole
lot more work!

I remember my niece, the first grandchild
as a bug-eyed newborn,
chortling toddler
poised grade-schooler
breath-taking young woman
and bride
and now mother of a miracle.

Welcome, little one.

(Posted for Thursday Think Tank, "She", 8/11/11)

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! I love babies...

    laurie kolp


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