Today is Caylee's first day at the babysitter.
She woke up at 5.45 for her milk this morning.
I fed her and burped her.
And on other days I would have willed her back to sleep.
But this morning, I played with her a bit.
And hugged her and kissd her.
And whispered in her ear.
"Be good, darling girl.
Today you will be going to your babysitter.
Mummy will pick you up as early as possible.
Be good ya, darling girl."
She slept in the car.
While I maneuvered round traffic.
And peeped at me when the car stopped.
The babysitter cooed over her.
When I brought her in.
And then she opened her eyes a bit.
They "oohhh-ed" and "aaahhh-ed",
While I left for work.
My heart slightly reassured.
My darling girl may be alright after all.
Dear Lord, let her be alright.
(If a human mother never stops thinking of her children,
what more our Lord Jesus.)