"As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; / [ . . . ] Each mortal thing does one thing and the same: / Deals out that being indoors each one dwells; / Selves -- goes itself; 'myself' it speaks and spells, / Crying 'What I do is me; for that I came'." --Gerard Manley Hopkins

19 June 2006

Happy Father's Day!

"This is it for Father's Day this year," our older daughter informed her husband as they contemplated baby Emma Jadyn yesterday afternoon. I suspect he was content.

Big brother, 4, gave hugs and kisses but was somewhat nonchalant; baby sisters are old hat by now. Big sister, 2, was confused, pointing to Mommy's tummy and asking where the baby was; maybe in Daddy's tummy now? She contemplated baby Emma for some time, venturing a kiss but not wanting onto the bed with her and Mommy, instead standing on a chair and observing over the bed railing. When asked if she wanted to hold the baby, she backed off, saying "no! no!"

I figure it for an intuitive reaction -- her world is about to change radically, and this strange little person is the reason. :)

Grandbaby number 12, with another on the way in the second son's family. And what a blessing every single one is.

Welcome to the world, Emma. You are loved by a multitude of people already. May you always know this.

1 comment:

Fieldfleur said...

You're like a grandma with a notepad (or keyboard) secretly recording little precious sights. :)Sounds like loved, blessed grandchildren!