When I Least Expect It

It always happens when I least expect it.

Like yesterday morning after Bubbers got out of the bathtub.

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We were on my bed laughing and being silly.

And then I reached out and took his little hand to clip his fingernails.

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“Wow, Little Man!” I said, “I guess you were in the tub for a while. Look–you’re all wrinkled up!”

“Hee, hee, hee,” he giggled, “I’m aw wrinkowed up!”

After his fingernails, I reached for his foot to clip his toenails.

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I glanced at the bottom of his foot and then suddenly stopped. My heart skipped a beat and a smile crept into my lips as I gently held his foot and stared.

Instantly, I was there again, laying in that hospital bed full of exhaustion and euphoric joy…..

“Oh, Love,” my husband suddenly laughed with delight, “You have to see his feet!”

“What is it?” I asked with an expectant smile on my face.

I watched as my Prince Charming carefully laid our newborn son across my legs.

Gently, he reached down and held up our son’s feet for me to see the bottoms.

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“He’s Mr. Wrinkle Foot!” my husband laughed.

“Oh!” I exclaimed with surprise.

I laughed along with my husband as I reached out and gently traced the lines etched into the bottoms of my dear baby’s feet.

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As quickly as I left, I was pulled back again.

“Mommy? I’m aw wrinkowed up!” he said again.

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“Yes, you are,” I smiled through the lump in my throat.

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“Yes, you are.”

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About Heidi

Hello! My name is Heidi. I went to college and got a couple degrees. Then I worked as a Speech-language Pathologist for two years until Bubbers came along. While I loved my job and working with kids, I love my job as a mom best. I started a blog because I love to write. I’ve written stories my whole life. Deep down inside my heart, I secretly dream to be published in paper someday. Until then, I’m publishing for y’all and hope you enjoy it! Here are a few of my latest posts...

3 thoughts on “When I Least Expect It

  1. Aaaw. Yeah, the other day I did Elora’s hair so her bangs were pulled back, and for a second her face looked just like it did when she was a baby. They grow so fast!

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