Ba’chan

The most amazing woman I have ever known (Ba’chan is Japanese for grandma).

She passed away before I ever became a momma and it has left a hole in my heart.

I often wonder what advice she would give me or stories she would tell or questions she would answer if she was still here.

Now that I have a baby girl- I only wish she could see her face.

And then today

I went to visit my Ji’chan (grandpa) and he gave me the most intimate gift:

A baby blanket- the last one my ba’chan ever made- crochetted with a hood in perfect pink.

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The last four years tucked away in his closet because as he put it “She knew there was a baby girl coming.” And that is who she was…always prepared, always thinking of others, always making me feel loved..even today.

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The love in that blanket snuggles Olivine close, reminding us that even our farthest away loved ones are blessing us.

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I can’t wait to start telling her the stories and sharing the photos about her beautiful Ba’chan.

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