Lil’ Abner has had a busy week. We’ve traveled quite a bit to see family and friends over the holidays and she’s done most excellently. We are in fact, still away from home — with one more gathering to attend that we are leaving for shortly.
Before last week, it appeared that Abby was not much into being held by other people and made strange pretty quick. Well. Exit Little Miss Fussy Pants and enter Little Miss Socialite. She’s a regular little charmer, smiling deeply and melting hearts everywhere she goes.
Yesterday, it was to my great delight that she met a dear old friend of mine, whom I talked a bit about on Monday. We hugged, and ate, and reminisced about the old days…we talked of our loves and children. How different and full life is now. I met her wide eyed, sweet and engaging niece. I watched with a bursting heart as she (Jenny), met and connected with my babies.
My skin tingled with delight as I watched Abby smile open and wide as she reached up for Jenny’s face and stared and stared at her some more. With the kind of joy in discovery that only a baby has for playing with their most very favorite toy of all. A person. A face. A kind and friendly face. A wise and familiar soul.
I think she knew. This daughter mine. She knew that she was in the arms of a real kind of woman. The kind she’ll look up to in life, and is destined to be.
Does your baby act strange around even the most familiar of people? Do you have dear friends who live far away that you can’t wait for your baby to meet?
More on the Babbles …