a new generation of girls

January 23, 2006

In the past month, four dear friends have given birth to baby girls, and each event has filled me with wonder and awe. I keep thinking about them, about their tiny fingers and toes, about their smiling eyes and pink lips, and I wonder what they’ll grow up to be. Will they be blondes or brunettes, artists or athletes, bold and brave or shy and quiet? Will they be friends like their mommies were, sitting in their bedrooms, whispering and giggling into the phone, or will they think of each other more like distant cousins, sharing history but nothing else in common?

I think of my friends, my beautiful and amazing and darling friends, and how in that one shining moment they became mothers. Mothers who know, who worry, who love.

Someday, I hope, I’ll be a mother too, but for now I am just so thrilled to be Auntie Christine.


  1. pixie says:

    you are going to be such a great mommie! be sure to get lots of practice with these tinies…you’ll be glad for it. you will also be a coveted auntie, with all of the good art supplies!!!!!! xoxoxoxo

  2. sarah says:

    Speaking of babies… I just found out the other day that I am having a little boy! That makes one of each for me. :)

    And I agree with pixie–creative creatures make the best mums! You will be a wonderful mum.

  3. matirose says:

    awww. well put!

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