We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat
I looked around and saw the source of his merriment. It was a
We were too far from him to smell, but I was sure he smelled. His
The man's eyes closed, and I saw tears hover beneath his lashes. His aged hands full of grime, pain, and hard labor, cradled my baby's bottom and stroked his back. No two beings have ever loved so deeply for so short a time. I stood awestruck. The old man rocked and cradled Erik in his arms and his eyes opened and set squarely on mine. He said in a firm commanding voice, "You take care of this baby."
I said nothing more than a muttered thanks. With Erik in my arms, I ran for the car. My husband was wondering
We must always remember who we are, where we came from and, most importantly, how we feel about others. The clothes on your back or the car that you drive or the house that you live in does not define you at all; it is how you treat your fellow man that