It was later than usual this evening when I tucked E'beth in and we had our night time ritual prior to sleep. She was indeed very tired as we had a full day. We had our snuggle time and I fell asleep beside her for a short while. As I woke only to hopefully stagger right back into my own bed, I noticed she was in an awkward position. I scooped her up and re-arranged her in a position that looked more comfortable and pulled the covers up around her.
She woke briefly and seemed disorientated. She was obviously frightened for a second having been sound asleep. Leaning over I stroked her hair and whispered 'Mommy is here and Mommy loves you very very much'.. I could see her entire body relax and drift slowly back to sleep. Knowing she feels safe and secure just hearing my voice is one of life's greatest pleasures as a Mom. Wow.