I got a present for you…!
On occaision, especially before asking for reciprocation, Ray will bring me gifts.
“Momma, I got a present for yooo-ooooou!”
“What is it?” I’ll ask.
And she’ll give me something, like a doll or a truck or a DVD. Today it started out with a picture of a head. No eyes or anything, just a head with a red spot in the middle.
“It’s beautiful! Is it a head?”
“And a brain.” She points to the center of her head. “For thinking.”
“That’s wonderful! Thank you!”
Then she brings me a glass with the dregs of her milk. I thank her and tell her she can keep it.
“Momma! I got a present for you!”
“What is it?”
And then she gives me an enormous hug.
What a wonderful girl.