This afternoon I took the kid to the park. It was a beautiful sunny day and fall is fleeting.
When we got there, there were four older kids playing in the park already and she was nervous about joining them. Suddenly one of the boys saw her and said “we won’t hurt her.”
“What did he say Mama?”
“He said they won’t bother you.”
And with that she went out with her sand toys and started digging. She climbed the structure and went down the slide. Then she came and grabbed my hand and we took a walk down the path into the trees.
As she ran in front of me, chasing leaves and shouting at me to follow her, I took out my phone and took some pictures. Looking at the pictures tonight I am astonished.
Who is this little girl and where did my baby go?