Thursday, November 6, 2008

In the wee hours of the morning


A few days ago a dear friend and mentor reminded me to treasure the time late at night (or early in the morning) putting Jayci back to sleep. I, naturally, dismissed her as crazy. At about 4am this morning, however, it suddenly hit me: an overwhelming sense of gratitude and joy in being awake with my daughter. Soft, warm light poured gently through the doorway and from her nightlight. Her humidifier blew soothing white noise, but other than that, we were engulfed in delicious silence. Sitting and rocking gently in her cozy rocking chair, with her little warmth snuggled next to me, I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the gift of my daughter. Not only her, but this special time we get together, just me and her, where no words are necessary, no wisdom is needed - I just get to be a mom. And the truth is, in the grand scheme of things, the times I will have like this with her won't last long. So from this moment on, I intend to treasure them!

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