I saw this today, and it made me so aware of just how quickly time has gone by since Jane arrived. Each and every day, I feel like she grows taller and stronger and smarter and more clever. And I admit that I am sometimes too wrapped up in the millions of "to do" items I have to complete to see her for who she is at that very moment in time.
So tonight, rather than rocking Jane until she was settled and letting her fall asleep on her own, I held her in my arms and sang to her until her eyes closed peacefully. Then, I held her more. I touched her hands and kissed her chubby cheeks and took in every last bit of this amazingly sweet child.
Thanks Ms. Hamilton. Fifty four years later and your words continue to bring wisdom to mothers.