Liz's introduction to my little guest appearance here is way too kind, and I will share Liz from my perspective, but I don't think Griffin's gorgeous little face has gotten enough airtime yet (way cuter than mine !). I'm sure Liz will have plenty more to share when she returns to her laptop, but I just had to have him up for another few days. Look at these beautiful open eyes ! I got to hold him at about 22 hours. Twenty-two hours. Can you even imagine what that means ? I can't. But I do know it means the softest skin, the most perfect little features, and the warmest burrito wrapped nugget body in the whole wide world.
You'll learn I like quotes. A lot. There are so many reasons to love children at every stage of youth, and one very selfish one is the reminder of what it is to have the innocence to make pirate ship sails out of sheets, hear reindeer hooves on roofs, and the curiosity to watch ants at work on their hills, and inch-worm bodies move up and down, up and down.
I cut this quote off the tag of a doll my mother bought me years and years ago. Ive had it taped into a notebook ever since. Just some of the wonderful things Griffin has in store.
"Know you what it is to be a child ? It is to be something very different from the man of today... It is to believe in love, to believe in loveliness, to believe in belief.; it is to be so little that the elves can reach to whisper in your ear; it is to turn pumpkins into coaches, and mice into horses, lowness into loftiness, and nothing into everything, for each child has a fairy god-mother in its soul." -- Francis Thompson, 1908
More on Griffin's Mama Monday. Have a lovely weekend !