Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Friend and Her Baby 親友と赤ちゃん

I had several reasons to fly to Oahu this weekend, so I took advantage of that occasion and saw one of my best friends from high school in Honolulu. Her name is Chika. She and I went to the same high school in Kochi, and during those years, we spent so many hours together, probably more than we did with our own families. Some of you might recognize her from past of my past blog entries (like this one - Chika's Wedding). Yes, congratulations to her - she gave birth to a beautiful boy 6 months ago. Isn't he a gem?

今週末は色々な理由でオアフへ行くことになったので、その機会にあやかり、ホノルルに住んでいる高校時代からの親友の一人である知佳に会ってきました。 高知西高校で新体操部に入っていた私たち。当時は、家族と過ごした時間よりも部活仲間と過ごした時間の方が長かったです。私のブログを長年読んでくださっている方は、お気づきかもしれませんが、彼女は過去のブログに何度か登場しております。(こちらのブログでは彼女の結婚式について書きました。)そうなんです。おめでたいことに、彼女は半年前に元気な男の子を出産しました。宝石のような赤ちゃんでしょ?ハルキくんといいますよ。

Chika trying to feed him, but he was obviously interested in something else.

Haruki's beautiful pointing toe. For some reason, he did not want to put his whole foot down. Whenever he felt a hard surface, he put only the toes down :-)


Look at this smile!!
A smile like this - like the bright shining sun - melts any negativity and makes me feel everything would be all right.


Quite many friends who are the same age as me have become mothers (or fathers). I am sometimes caught in surprise by this fact. Somehow, we all grew up to a point where it's natural for us to be parenting little beings. Wow. I am in awe of this life's process, and I think it's beautiful, and I am happy for all of my mommy and daddy friends!


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