3 days with a baby

My dearest Emerson wrote, in his essay Self Reliance 

“Infancy conforms to nobody: all conform to it, so that one babe commonly makes four or five out of the adults prattle and play to it.”

Indeed.  

I had the great pleasure to spend three days at my brother’s house with the new Baby, Maria Elizabeth.  Maria for her recently departed Great Grandmother, and Elizabeth for me, it’s my middle name.

  
I prattled, and “coo’d” and cuddled. 

  
And we hiked, and I melted with love for this little girl.

She’s the first girl born in our family in 32 years.  Watch out boy cousins, she’s pretty strong!  She’s really smart, and I’m still crying cause I couldn’t take her home with me.  She done stole my heart…dang it.

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