Friday is here so I am linking up with Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama and her Five Minute Fridays. Which means below is five minutes of unedited writing on a topic of her choosing.
I have stated before here and here, that I am going to be an Aunt soon. In preparing for this new experience I have been around baby stuff more and more. This stirs up all those old memories. Of tiny baby shoes, soft blankets and lavender smells.
Then Mouse brought home a school project to work on a book about her. We brought out the old scrapbooks and poured over the day of her birth and the months to follow. All those memories flooded back. Her preemie body curled up on top of ours while she slept. Her hand reaching for her Womb Pooh ( a stuff animal that made white 'womb' noises). Tracing her delicate features as she slept.
As I trace her still delicate features as she sleeps this baby going on tween. I long for some of those years back. Those Tender moments that come so rarely now.