Story Time

Bouncing, bouncing on my knees Bouncing, bouncing on my knees Bouncing, bouncing on my knees Just baby and me I’ll swing you high I’ll swing you low I’ll hold you tight And I won’t let go Bouncing, bouncing… At the library’s story time on Tuesdays, Nora has a friend.  He and his mom usually sit … Continue reading

A Happy Moment

One night two weeks ago Danith asked if I was happy.  We were sitting in a corner of our bedroom, with Nora sleeping in her bassinet several feet away. To keep the room dark for her, as recommended by the articles I had read, we left on only a light from the adjoining bathroom. Through the ease … Continue reading

I Have Not Forgotten

She breathes her warm, milky breath into the underside of my right cheek. In the past few minutes, she has been busy nudging her head on my shoulder a few centimeters to the left and then to the right. And then she starts the search all over again. Normally, she would push my head aside … Continue reading

She Is Here

She is here. Routinely I smoothe her fine black hair that was already thick and long, suck on her chubby fingers that we used to see only in ultrasound pictures, kiss the bottom of her soft pink feet, and lift her tiny bum to my face. Still, these moments feel unreal. After we reaffirm for … Continue reading

Love Will Guide Me

Love Will Guide Me

On my nightstand is a book describing the benefits of giving baby massages. Supposedly, my gentle touches on her skin would be like tender words spoken into her ears. The cover is soft pink and gray, and the baby on it has bright blue eyes and a rosebud for lips. I also have a book … Continue reading