As Eva and I flipped through photos beginning when she entered this world through present day, I got lost in old memories. There were pictures of our days living in Hawaii,
Her first birthday
Our short life living in Florida
and MANY pictures from her birth and first weeks
The pictures that enveloped me most were the pictures with my Mom. She was so happy with my baby. Every photo that captured her around my baby shows a beaming Grandma; her eyes glowing with joy and pride.
I started sharing stories with Eva, pointing out pictures and explaining what was happening in all of those special moments. I was trying and failing miserably to hold in my tears as I shared. I stopped talking in the middle of sharing a memory and through the tears that were pouring down my face, in a weak, shaky voice, asked Eva, "What do you think about that?".
She looks up at me with her big, sweet brown eyes and says, "Grandma punched the robot like boom in the face! Huh, Mom! But she didn't have to go in time out. Right, Mom?".