Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Scent of a Baby

We held a newborn girl at church today, Sharon and I. She triggered a bunch of memories of our own parenting days and what a marvel/mystery it is to have the care and nurture of a young 'un in your arms. One of the best parts is that new-baby aroma you get when you snuggle them close and smell the top of their head. It's as unique as lilac in the springtime, or fresh-mown hay in summer--all three reminders of life's seasons and the goodness of simply being alive.

1 comment:

Jay said...

I wonder if they make baby-head car fresheners? :)

I saw a show on that Discovery Channel about making head cheese. That is very, very different. I don't know why I'm typing this. Bad Jay.