“I can remember when you fit in the palm of my hand”

By Dave Andrusko

Each Friday I send out a “picker upper” to members of a class I teach. Scrounging around for just the right song I landed on “Let Them be Little.”

It is not about abortion or assisted suicide; it’s not pro-life song per se. Rather (and the reason it appeals to me) it’s just the advice of a dad to , well, let your kids be little.

But listening to the first lines

“I can remember when you fit in the palm of my hand.

You felt so good in it; no bigger than a minute

“How it amazes me, you’re changing with every blink

Faster than a flower blooms they grow up all too soon”

brought back waves of memories of my own four now adult children when they were newborns.

Where did I find this particular song ? Filed under “Fetal Development.” In the upper right hand corner, I saw “560,685 views.”

Whether they be songs/videos, or animated graphics, anything that reminds us that each one of us started out the same and ended up individually unique, sends a powerful message.

If you have particularly clever or moving or emotionally gripping examples that express the marvelous complexity of the unborn child’s developmental journey, please send me a link.

As time permits, I will talk about the best that I find and you send me. Please send your favorites to daveandrusko@gmail.com.