Sure enough, down came a big box full of fall & winter stuff, some that fits now, and some that will be perfect in a few months.
With each item my excitment turned more to nostalgia, and soon I was crying! More than any size before them, for some reason, out of this particular box, every little shirt and outfit brought back a memory of Dale wearing it. I could so easily picture his baby cheeks and hair, and hear him saying "uts!" (oops). Oh, if only I could go back for just one moment to scoop up an 18-month old Dale and give him a big squeeze!
With the tears of nostalgia were mixed tears of hope, as I also looked ahead. I imagined Alan wearing these clothes in the months ahead, doing the things Dale did in them. Walking, bending, talking, growing. Creating many more Memorable Moments. And us doing our best to treasure every tiny moment, because they really, really do go by way too fast. :)
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