Sunday, February 17, 2008

on being a Mom

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.


krj said...

That gave me goosebumps from head to toe. I can't wait to know what that is like. :)

Mob said...

I know, isn't that the coolest. That happened to me just last night. Hannah is only 6 months old but woke up with teething pain and the minute I held her in the rocker her whole little body relaxed.

Bonnie said...

You are such a great mom! I have always looked up to you. I get the same feeling when Claire awakens in the night and moves over and curls her little body into me while sucking her thumb. It is a feeling that I hope we never forget! Thanks for this sweet post.

Love ya!

Patricia/NYC said...

Isn't that the greatest gift of all!

Love your site, by the way!!

Lori said...

Precious. :)

Michael said...

Wow, that is awesome. I can't imagine the comfort she must feel knowing she is safe with you and the joy and peace that must give you.