First morning back…

The Pier

I woke up in the morning when I thought I heard a baby laughing and playing, and my mom talking.

I got out of bed and put on my glasses. My niece was playing in the living room with my mom. She looked at me and seemed unsure as to who I was. So I started to talk to her, and she slowly and shyly came over to me, all the while smiling. And put her head on my shoulder. She may have forgotten my face, but she remembered my voice. I watched her as my mom took care of other things. Heating up her food then feeding her, changing her, making her stuffed animals sing to her, etc. Yup, I was home and it was business as usual. I had missed her dearly.