It always made me smile and my imagination would come up with theories about what thoughts might be in their little newborn brains.
I remember waiting and wondering if their eyes would change color from that deep newborn blue-black. Both of my children have beautiful blue eyes.
Marianne Richmond transforms that moment of seeing her child’s blue eyes into a touching story in her new book Beautiful Blue Eyes (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky).
“I watched, and I waited
as your eyes chose their hue,
deciding in time
on their beautiful blue.
Blue as a butterfly
or the sparkling sea.
Blue as the bluebird
who sings in her tree.”
Beautiful Blue Eyes is a sweet book to share between parent and child.