Baby graces

Mary is happily pulling her board books off the second shelf and dumping them on the floor, so I grab my phone and check Instagram. I look up a moment later and find that she has crawled over to my chair. She’s pulled herself up so she can peek over the edge at me. She holds out a block with one hand, offering. Her eyes are big and round, her eyebrows raised. I take the block and smile, “Thank you!” She smiles back, proud to have caught my attention. I set my phone aside, out of her reach, and join her on the floor. We pass blocks back and forth. She piles them in my cupped hands until they overflow.


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  1. Dear Laura
    I remember this wonderful time with my two sons as well when they were babies. So incredibly precious. Now they are young men and I miss those times.
    Blessings from Heather’s.

    • Thanks Mia. I know it’s a privilege to have this time with my daughter. I try to remember that when she’s being… less than adorable 🙂

  2. hands overflow, indeed.
    And mine tend to overflow more often when I do set that phone down, despite the awesomeness of instagram! 🙂

    Beautiful snapshot.

    • Instagram is, in fact, fantastic. Thanks for stopping by!! I think it’s fun that our blog names are so similar 🙂

  3. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your website. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much
    more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often.

    Did you hire out a designer to create your theme?
    Outstanding work!


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