Sunday morning was a very joyous occasion here at Cotton-Top hills, because WB was spending the morning with his family. The first in 19 days! He made his girls broiled grapefruit and the girls and I made him biscuits and bacon. As we joined hands for the blessing our circle was complete.
During mass we celebrated the baptism of a sweet little baby girl and our graduating seniors. At first I wondered who scheduled both for the same mass, makes a very lengthy service to celebrate both. I watched the precious baby being blessed with holy water, as her young parents held her protectively and smiled. Then I watched the young men and women in their graduation caps and gowns sitting together, ready to venture out on their own. Their proud parents scattered throughout the church, smiling from a distance. I realized that whoever planned this mass knew what they were doing, for the circle was complete.
That night as I passed by the empty crib that is awaiting pick-up by a family that is expecting their baby this week, I felt a little sad. I walked into Em and Soph's room where they were sound asleep, a tangle of arms and legs since they insist on sleeping together on the bottom bunk. Next I checked out Little One sleeping in her big bed, small hand tucked under her chin peacefully sleeping. Soon our house would be cribless...another circle completed I suppose.