She was in the neighborhood and stopped by she hoped in time for dinner. She heard there would be pot roast. This angel in disguise wearing a different costume than what we are used to angels wearing!
Emma E. came in smiling and gave me the biggest grin. My heart needed to be warmed by her and my arms were hungry to hold her. Which she obliged doing for a very short time. Cuddled she was and nestled nicely.
After a night’s sleep she was anxious to be up and doing. She likes being in an upright position. And is determined to stand as much as the adult holding her has energy. But soon she will be pulling herself up and if I am correct in sighting the jenny gene syndrome, she will be out the door as fast as her legs will carry her.
Her parents are active and the lines on our side of the family, except for me, have been walkers and runners. The fun thing about being old, and still with fairly good eyesight and a memory that does not quit, is to see what genetically is passed along with each generation. From my side of the family I spot the jenny gene syndrome which is perseverance.
Those things which puzzled and perplexed and gave me heartburn and dyspepsia throughout my life with the question looming always with ‘how could they????’ whatever it was, now seems obvious with the explanation, ‘they really cannot help it’. It is in the genes and time now to accept and laugh.
And Emma E. has a smile that is infectious. I have a feeling she laughs at all of us with a knowledge close to her Source yet. Fun and games ahead for the joyous parents. I remember questioning her father when he became an arguing preschooler and asked, what happened to the happy boy I knew? Tersely he answered ‘he left.’
I have great gratitude for doctors who devoted lifetimes to learning and keeping those like Emma E. striving and thriving and those like me breathing long enough to see and hold once again new life. It is with hope I look to the future that much will be gained and lives benefit. Her beginning was fraught with worry, but today she brings great promise. I am indeed grateful.