YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL THIBAUT
It is Abuela who says that. Abuela is my grandmother, and she brought me my first and most beautiful gift, the one that keeps my heart and my body warm. As I shall learn later.
At the moment, I’m just babbling. Everyone talks about me, but I don’t speak yet. I communicate in expressions, smiles, satisfied little vowel sounds. My fearful tears fade away… my mother’s skin keeps me warm, enveloped in the baby band Abuela gave us. Because my grandmother knows the mothers’ secret, passed down from mother to daughter, the secret of kangaroo mother care. A dove from Colombia, she brought us back this little band, this simple piece of cloth that allows us to truly give of ourselves. A gentle, simple and effective band that keeps me, skin to skin, against the belly I came from; today, tomorrow and every other day, until my weight reaches four kilos.