Saturday, June 14, 2014

Babies Everywhere

Saw a beautiful new baby boy on Facebook just now, not even two hours old. The tears came quickly to my eyes. His mama and our Peggy's mama, our beloved middle girl, our dear sweet boy, plus a waxing and waning bunch of assorted neighborhood kids, used to play in our backyard down in town.

There were little tow heads and smiling red heads and kids with brown hair and black. Tall ones, short ones, older ones, funny ones. This new boy's mama was one of the closest, Liz's best friend for years and years.

They played in the sandbox, helped in the garden, socialized border collie puppies, ran in and out the back door all day long, and stopped in for a story sometimes when they were littler. There were dolls, and trucks, thundering herds of plastic horses, homemade wooden barns and stables.......and tanks and soldiers, a kiddie pool and Legos, all the stuff of kidhood scattered here and there. We tripped over it and picked it up a thousand times and complained and complained, but we wouldn't have missed it for the world.

There were fights. There were friendships formed.....some that will probably last their lifetimes. New kids moved in, others moved away and were missed. 

Then we moved up here to the farm and everybody grew up and we don't see them so much any more.

Now the babies are coming.

And they all touch my heart...all over again....Congratulations Lina....


A. Montgomery said...


Cathy said...

Beautifully expressed, Marianne.
A heart flooding over.

Terry and Linda said...

Beautifully said!


Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Wonderful prose!

I want to hug that bebe!

threecollie said...

Thanks, Mom, love you

Cathy, thank you...that is just how I felt to see that new little guy.

Linda, thank you

Nita, thanks, I can't wait to meet him