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Friday, April 9, 2010

I Didn't.

I was tired. Burnt out from the day and just ready to unwind.

And believe it or not, my kids would NOT go to bed. Namely, E.

Who was laughing and talking for awhile and then crying. Then it was quiet and I made the mistake of peeking in her room and she sat in the center of her crib, baby in hand and smile on her face.

And I gave in. Though in that moment every part of me wanted to just walk away, I didn't. I picked up my girl and headed to that rocking chair.

I could have missed this. I could have quickly and quietly shut the door and walked away wishing, hoping, even praying that she's just lay down, roll over and go to sleep.

I could have missed those moments at the end up the day between awake and sleep, one last kiss and a tight squeeze.
But I didn't.

I am so glad.

5 Comments:

Blogger Gina said...

That is so precious! Glad that you didn't walk away and you were able to share those last wonderful moments of the day.

April 9, 2010 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Oh those pictures are just beautiful. The bond between mother and daughter...breathtaking!

April 9, 2010 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

i need to do this more often :)

April 9, 2010 at 1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How precious it is !! moments you will always have. Just love these picture's.

Love You
Auntie Laurie

April 11, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Aww..this is precious, S! Being a mother must be great, those moments where you shouldn't, but you do. For moments like that, it's worth it..
You're blessed!

April 13, 2010 at 11:53 AM  

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