Tuesday, September 15, 2009

to infinity and beyond

I became a grandma last month. And the little guy came a bit early and wound up in the NICU for almost a month. He's home now, though, and gaining weight nicely.

How to put into words the feelings?

The sense of life and continuity, simultaneous with the realization, hitting smack between the eyes, of one's own mortality.

How eerily he looks like my son at that age, even though he's so much tinier.

Wanting like crazy to hold him close, but he's cross country and I can't get away mid-semester.

John Lennon, Beautiful Boy

1 comment:

swordfish155 said...

ok, now you're in for a real treat...this will be the most fun you ever had, trust me on this one, if you haven't found out yourself already. your mission, should you choose to accept it, is just to spoil them, hug them, kiss them, be the good guy always.
mazel tov.