I watched my baby last night–she was laying on a blanket in the floor, and Mama was “gettin’ her.” In the South, that means that she was tickling her tummy all the while saying, “I’m gonna getcha, getcha, getcha!” Alexandria laughed and laughed. The sound makes my heart so happy.
During the night, she snuggles up to me like never before. I can’t decide if this is because she’s extra snuggly (being away from her daddy and home), or if it has something to do with the pillow-top mattress we sleep on. Hard Mexican beds don’t allow for a lot of movement during the night. She cuddles up beside me, and I look down to see her cubby little arms tucked between us. This morning Mama took her and played with her–letting me get a few extra winks.
At gospel meeting yesterday, she sat up on my lap. It makes me sad that her papi couldn’t see her. She was (is) so big! Her cousins (from the youngest to the oldest) wanted to play with her during meeting. I remember that, you know. I loved sitting with my nephews in Omaha. It gave me something to do other than listen… Hence the reason why I said, “No” when my very capable niece wanted to hold Ale.
Oh, sweet Ale! She is so loved! My suegra (mother-in-law) loves it when her son tells her everyone loves our baby. It makes me so content and proud to see everyone loving on my baby. She’s got an important role, I just know it. There’s a place that she’ll fill someday–maybe just giving unconditional love to God’s children! Only he knows, but I hope he empowers
me us to raise a beautiful, strong, kind, and helpful young woman.