|Mom & Zaya, 2013|
My mom loved children. Still loves them, in fact. (My sister hates when I refer to Mom in the past tense.) Last March, when Zaya was just five weeks old, we took her to meet my mom—Zaya’s paternal grandmother. Mom had no idea who we were, but when we walked into her room with the baby in our arms, she blurted out:
”I love them!” Meaning all babies. She had no idea that this was her granddaughter, her 11th grandchild. But she still loves those babies!