Five Minute Friday: Small -

From Lisa-Jo Baker, the Gypsy Mama"On Fridays around these parts we like to write. Not for comments or traffic or anyone else's agenda. But for fun, for practice, for joy at the sound of syllables, sentences and paragraphs all strung together by the voice of the speaker. We love to just write without worrying if it's just right or not. 
For five minutes flat."

Today's prompt: Small.

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I never expected 8 pounds to be so light, to be so tiny, to be so heavenly. After the deluge of photos on FB for 8 days of a face I'd been longing to see for so many weeks, suddenly here you were. In my arms. At 8 days old, the world was a new place because you were finally here, and it was oh, so sweet.

You were so small. I held my breath when I first held you, cradling sweet life, your eyes fluttered open and shut, and then you smiled. Your fingers gripped mine. And then, sweet girl ... I cried.

Next month you will be 1 year!! This year has swooped by in a parade of photos of how you've grown and become more YOU, everything is new and yet it is old. We picked out clothes for you before you were born, your mama and me, wondering what features of your daddy you would sport, and what ones of your mommy you would own. I stared at you in awe and wonder, because you were nothing what I was expecting and everything you were meant and knew you to be. You were perfection in His likeness.

Your Mama lets the title rest on me - Honorary Auntie. She knows how much it means to me.
She knows every time you kicked and I smiled through the tears, what pain would be sweet when you came. She knows sometimes I can't hold my longing in, and there you are...crawling in your giraffe print diaper and your kissable cheeks widen your cheeky grin, and life is so much better.

I've loved every single minute with you. 

From the moment I knew you were coming, I loved you. Happy 11months, Georgia Rose.
Auntie Jean Marie loves you to the moon and back.

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Hooray for Five Minute Fridays! Thanks to all for stopping by - I look forward to this every week!
And hooray for my 650th post!! :)

With love always,
~ Jean Marie ~


  1. Hi there! Just stopping by from Lisa-Jo's today. I am so, so glad I did. Your words and your pictures -- they are sugar for my soul. So beautiful and precious to love such small people. What a gift Georgia Rose has in your love.

  2. She has changed so much in 11 months!!! UGH.
    She is quite blessed to have such a loving and wonderful Honorary Auntie. She has so much fun with you :)


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