Thursday, October 29, 2009

Early Morning Joy


Esmé's Mommy here...

4 a.m.

Dark. The quiet time. My date with God. And my me-time. When I can sit at the computer without guilt feelings and do my own thing.

On this morning, I hear little steps stumbling into the room. “My eyes! My eyes!” The bright light in the living room is too much for Esmé’s baby blues, and she rubs at them ineffectually.

She stumbles over to me, and I reach out to her. “Why aren’t you in bed? It’s sleepy time!” I say.

“I don’t want to lie down! I don’t want to lie down…” Her protests die as I pick her up, carry her back to bed, and crawl in behind her.

I pull up the covers and snuggle with her, tucking her head beneath my chin. I embrace the warmth and take deep sniffs of her fruity-smelling hair that is tickling my nose.

Fleeting thoughts of the blog post I could be writing are shoved to the back of my mind. I wouldn’t trade the world for this sweet moment with my baby girl. I’m in love with this little one, I tell you.

Pure joy.

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13 comments:

jmberrygirl said...

Awesome! THanks for sharing your joy!

hip chick said...

Oh I remember those days with joy as well. Nothing is better than snuggling with your wee one.

Sharon said...

Can we just bottle it up, hold it in our hearts, never let those snuggly feelings go?

In moments like that I really understand what Luke meant when he said "But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart..." That's exactly how I feel too -- what is this miracle that I get to be part of?

Gaertegang said...

Good stuff!! THey grow up way to fast...I take every snuggle whenever I can get it!!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Absolutely beautiful post. :) Visiting from the "joy" link.

togetherforgood said...

This is so precious. Love it.

Madeline said...

Oh what a lovely moment! Thanks for sharing!

Aleta said...

There couldn't be a more beautiful post than to share a moment like that. Lovely.

Michelle said...

It is joy to just snuggle up with your little one and drift off to sleep!

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Love this! Absolute joy!

Beth P. said...

oh that just sounds like heaven. The way they fit perfectly under your chin, the way they can be so close and feel so comfortable. Definitely joyful!

Annette said...

Those moments are to be truly treasured!

ShEiLa said...

Such sweet thoughts...
thank you for sharing.

ToOdLeS.