Sunday, 4 March 2012

Baby Blue Eyes

This is my niece.

She is one of my favourite people in the whole world.  Do you know why?  Just look at her.  Sweet, adorable, innocent and she always has a smile for her Uncle Joel.  She is a chubby little baby but it only adds to how cute she is.  She always kicks her legs and claps her hands.  She also has this cheeky smirk she puts on her face when she has filled her nappy.  She wobbles her head from side to side like she is dancing.  I could go on and on about all the things that I love about this little girl.

Yet there is one thing I want to talk about.  Her baby blue eyes.  Just look at them.  At first, you will see a pair of pretty eyes but I see a child that looks upon the world, upon all people including myself without judgement.  She looks at me with those big eyes and sees no frailty, no flaws in this big guy who is talking like a slurred baby at her.  She grins, she laughs, she claps and is happy as can be.  Any mistake I've made, she has already forgiven it because she doesn't cling on to silly notions like hurt or resentment.  Any shortcoming I have doesn't matter to her because she has more important things to worry about, like eating, sleeping or badgering her parents.  She looks on me and sees just another person who loves her and that is enough for her.  So she loves me back.  That is what I see behind those baby blue eyes.