Thursday, January 8, 2009
Henrietta's baby journal
These kids of mine have three unbelievably awesome aunties on Matt's side ( and another awesome auntie on my side, though I see her altogether too seldom! Hi Nicole, I love you!) and they visited over the holidays. I asked them to write a little note to Henrietta in this (which is to my mind one of the best gifts ever you could get for a new mom, except for maybe these) and I wanted to share it here with you.
It just makes my heart swell. It's probably hard to read but Amy finishes it up by writing: "Today when I was holding you, I felt that you had a little fever and I was sad, I thought-- Oh no, my tiny little niece is sick-- and I realized I wish that I could protect you from everything. But since I can't, I'll just let you know that if you ever need someone to be with you when things hurt--- I'm here. Love from Aunt Amy."
This is what I want so much for my daughter... to have a circle of women, not just me, who care deeply about her, who support her, who have all sorts of different things to offer her... and it looks like that's what we've got. I feel so glad about that, and verklempt, and shout-out-loud proud... look at you little girl, only seven months old and we've already manifested together this amazing support system for you. What else are you going to bring about in your lifetime? I can't wait to see.