The Wisdom in a Baby’s Eyes

Have you ever looked at a
baby or small child, and seen
the knowledge of the world inside?
I have, and it always shocks
me, like looking into the eyes
of a deer, all still and silent.

I used to have a theory
that when a baby is born
an angel presses his finger against
her mouth and says, “Shhhh  don’t
tell anyone.” and that is where
the small dent between your nose
and mouth came from. I did.

I will never forget the first
time Lizzy-Jane looked me in the
eye. I had to look away.
It was oh so overwhelming.  It
was her first day of life
and she was wiser than me.
Or so it seemed in that
moment. I was still grasping onto
the fact that she was mine.
But, she already knew I was
her Mommy. And she trusted me!


18 Comments Add yours

  1. and they so often look like wizened little old people, too.

    1. Yeah, you’re right, Brook!

  2. So beautiful, Caroline! I like your angel theory. Now it is up to us not to knock all that celestial wisdom out of them.

    1. Yeah, that’s quite a tall order!

  3. Belinda says:

    A lovely angel theory!

  4. Sara says:

    I have a 5 year old who is such an old soul. It feels like he’s been on this earth for much longer!

    1. It must be very interesting to raise a child like that!

  5. Melissa says:

    I know EXACTLY what you mean.
    Sometimes I have to look away, too.

    1. I’m glad I’m not alone!

  6. GG says:

    I love that sweet angel baby and her mama. So happy to see you here two days in a row.

  7. Adrienne says:

    love the thought of the purity of the wisdom that we all start out with ~ this is lovely!

  8. ayala says:

    A beautiful angel theory. I love the picture-so precious!

  9. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    I love the image of the angel cautioning a baby to sh.

    1. Thanks! Thanks for dropping in!

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