Friday, April 22, 2016

How to get a baby fix...

Step 1: Have friends who are Cradle Care foster parents.

Step 2: Be available when they have a baby placed in their care and need two days of help each week.

Step 3: Love up on that baby.

Meet baby A.

From birth, I got to snuggle, smell, rock, feed, burp, and kiss this little gift from God twice a week. 

He's six weeks old now and yesterday went to his forever home. I miss him so. 

I cannot explain what a privilege it is to care for a tiny being that isn't my own. I felt a little guilty soaking up his newborn smell and sounds, knowing that his mama (whoever that will be) should have this time. But I do know that ALL bonding is good bonding and he had much of it! I shared him with anyone I was with who needed some of that sweet baby. He was cuddled and prayed over by countless mamas. Babies really are good for the soul. 

" is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.”

― Charles Dickens

1 comment:

Mary Beth said...

Love that baby! He is cute & he smells divine. Thanks for sharing!