I just started taking care of a friend of a friend's baby to help them out and I'm loving it. I missed the feeling of a baby (or a child for that matter) looking to you for guidance and support. I missed the way they make mistakes ten times and don't think anything of it. I missed how every day...every moment... is a new thing without anything before or after it.
I know that as time goes on this child, like all of us, will learn to reject these things. But for now, I will reveal in their newness and grow with them as much as I can. I am so grateful that my friends thought of me for this task. It is turning into one more way for me to heal.