Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Curling Up

Life sucks sometimes you know?

But then there are those moments that are just beyond amazing that cause you to sit back and just breathe to take it all in.

That moment for me was this past Saturday.

I had just arrived at the drop off location where I meet the kiddos' dad to send them back home until the following weekend.

Baby Girl just woke up from her nap during the drive and wanted to sit with me.

So I unbuckled her and sat her in the front seat with me.

While the other kinds were entertained with iPhones and drawing and trains, my baby just wanted to sit in my lap.

Her teacher had told me a few days earlier that they were working on nursery rhymes at school so I asked her if she wanted to sing one for me.

She shook her head no. She was still sleepy.

I asked her if she wanted me to sing one to her.

She looked up at me and said "Yes" while shaking her head, her thumb still in her mouth, and twirling her hair on her finger.

I sat there and cradled her in my lap, like a baby even though she is almost 5.

I held her close and sang to her the way I did when she was born...

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star..."

"The Eensy Weensy Spider Went Up the Water Spout..."

"Rock a bye Baby on the Tree Top..."

I breathed in her scent and just held her close, not wanting to let go.

I closed my eyes so that this moment could be burned in my memory and as tears filled my eyes at the perfection of it all I whispered to her "I love you"...

She whispered back "I love you too", looked up at me, thumb in her mouth and all and just curled back into my arms.


Yes, she's almost 5 and still sucks her thumb when she sleeps - I don't care - she's perfect!


  1. Ahhh, I had one of those moments this past Saturday too. They are so special and memorable.

  2. Awwww! That is so sweet! Melts my heart!

  3. Scarlet is four and still sucks her thumb when she's very tired.

    This whole scenario is just beautiful.

  4. This is so sweet to read, brought tears to my eyes.
    I love the rare and quiet moments we have a night, they are so similar to what you described. I can't wait for the day when I hear, "I love you, too."

  5. I have had those moments with my almost 5 year old. He's still my baby, though he's getting so big!

  6. Aw. I love those sweet moments when my daughter.


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