Sunday, December 7, 2008
Do Me a Favor
If you have an infant---or even a younger toddler---do me a favor, please. Take a moment, a focused moment, in the next few days to hold your child. Do this outside, if possible. Then, just "be in the moment", revel in it. Hold your baby to your chest (chest to chest) so you can nuzzle his or her soft, fuzzy head (well, my baby's head is fuzzy). Breathe. Focus on how your baby feels against you, what he or she smells like, what your baby is doing or babbling, where his or her feet touch. Breathe. Focus on your breathing and your baby's breathing. Feel how big (or how small) your baby feels against you and think about how he or she will only feel that size for such a short time.
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