Friday, April 16, 2010

Dear Baby in my Arms,

Dear Baby in my arms,
Yes, sweet you, nestled against my chest, nursing with drooping eyes and tired blinks. Sweet you who rests your hand on my cheek, dear baby:
Someday, not too long from now, you'll not only be crawling, but walking and running, jumping and dancing, playing and not so often sleeping in my arms. Someday, not too long from now, you'll be finished with nursing and will prefer your milkies in a cup.
Know that this very second, I want to capture this feeling of you breathing against my skin. The perfect symbiosis that has defined our relationship since first you started growing in my womb.
Dear baby in my arms, I cherish you. I am grateful for you each and every day, and when you are older I will still cherish you, and I will still be grateful each and every day. Even if someday I whisper to another baby in my arms that I love her or him, you are always going to be my only you.
I love you.