Extraordinary Thing #39: A Blast From the Past
April 2, 2012 § 6 Comments
Today I opened a box that had just arrived from my mother.
Inside were some of my old baby clothes, which she had sent for Reese. As soon as I lifted out the first little outfit, I began blubbering. It was a complete surprise to receive my baby clothes, in nearly perfect vintage condition, complete with sweaters and blankets my grandmother had made, and a Holly Hobbie mobile to hang above the crib. Faint whispers of my past clung to every garment, tucked away for more than 30 years and now ready to be passed on to my baby girl.
It was the best gift ever.