Connected- 2nd Generation

Twenty-six years ago when Lyndi, my second daughter was born, Grama brought little April to the hospital to see us and of course her sweet baby sister. Filled with new mama hormones and missing my “original baby” desperately, I was nearly in tears when she burst into the hospital room–just a few hours after the birth.

To my surprise, she ran right past me and my outstretched arms, around the big bed and straight to the isolette that Lyndi lay wrapped in. She climbed right up onto the side–with dad steadying it–and leaned over so close that she could nearly lay her head on the baby’s chest.

Because she was only 21 months old I was nervous that she’d be too rough and pokey–but just as I took her little arm to help her back down, she breathed a huge sigh, and whispered, “Ohhhh—I missed you.”

There were no words at that moment…

…and there are no words for this.

7 Replies to “Connected- 2nd Generation”

  1. I love what April said, it makes me cry… especially since she was happy to see me! :$ Beckham still does this, multiple times when he’s over. He’ll play with toys and then when he see’s the baby, he’ll toddle over and “hug” her. I love it! Lily will do it every now and then too. They are SOOO SOOO sweet!

  2. Sincerely, we just froze. He was so tender and moved so carefully…he was almost…reverent.
    Pretty sure he knew her.

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