#SOL20 Day 16: Seven Month Old Henry
Teeny, tiny hands that magically manipulate objects small and large, that holds a plastic bottle up high until the last drop is gone, that gingerly grabs your hand as he slowly falls asleep, needing to know that you’re there.
Beefy, muscular legs that wiggle and kick, that propel his little body to turn over, that bend as he begins to crawl, that love to move step by step across a room as someone holds his little arms as he giggles with joy.
Perfectly shaped mouth that explores every object that can fit inside it, that opens wide when a spoon is approaching, that coos and squeals as happiness spreads slowly into a smile that feels like it’s solely for me.
Long arms that spread wide when he wants to be held, that support him when he lays on his tummy and arches his back while his head rises proudly towards the sky, that sweetly grab my neck when he’s in my arms.
Big eyes as round as the moon, exploring the world, examining the pages of books being read aloud, that sparkle when he notices me across the room, that reluctantly, slowly closes their lids as he falls asleep.
Sea glass, found on beaches, is naturally worn and smooth by tide and time,. As a mother & teacher, reader & life-long learner, and of course, sea glass collector, I aspire to use writing to help me understand myself and the world around me.