Tuesday, November 20, 2012


This morning as I quietly opened the door and walked over to your bed I was struck by how much you still looked like my baby when you are sleeping.  Same serene face, beautiful lips, smooth, soft skin, and long, gorgeous eye lashes.  I stroked your hair gently and rubbed your back.

"Good morning, sweetheart." I whispered.

You stretched slowly and looked up at me with a sleepy smile sweeping across your face.  I knew how you felt waking up to your mama rubbing your back, in your nice warm bed, in your safe, cozy, still dark room.

Someday you will be the parent, waking your child, remembering how it felt to be the child.  The cycle of love and security warming you from the inside out as you stroke your child's head and breathe in their heavenly scent.  The reality of it all feeling like a dream.

Your body warm and alive.  Your face angelic.  I thanked God, for the millionth time, that I get to be your mama.  My mind took a picture of that very moment and I locked it away in my heart.


imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh! This made me cry. What a beautiful tender post!
What is it about a sleeping child that makes our heart swell so much?

Elaine A. said...

Just beautiful. They are so sweet and so baby-like while sleeping...

Tabor said...

I had just returned from babysitting my grandchildren where the 5 year old had a nightmare and crawled in bed with me tears in her eyes. I tucked her next to me and comforted her and loved her smell and her soft warmth. Your description reminded me of that.

Verna Lantz said...

This warmed my heart. Every good mom knows this feeling. Cherish it, friend, it goes too quickly. :)

Bijoux said...

A beautiful memory to draw on, again and again. I have a 20 yr old daughter whose face has remained very baby like, especially when asleep. I love that!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

They are particularly marvelous when sleeping.

Carol Buehner said...

Oh, Kat...what a beautiful tribute to your 'baby'!!

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving with all your precious blessings~ xoxoxo

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Oh my goodness. So wonderfully and delicately sweet! I've totally go the picture of it in my head.

April said...

This made me cry. So perfectly described. I have many moments like this.

Karen Deborah said...

This is one of the most beautiful "pieces" of writing you have ever done. Perfect, beautiful, emotional, and a picture that we also captured and can keep in our hearts. My picture is a memory of that moment with my baby long ago, and you reminded me.

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson