Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Nothing better.

Last night Riley was having some trouble sleeping so I went in there and held her for a bit. I love moments like those... When all she needs is simply for me to hold her. There's nothing better than having your child wrap their arms around you and rest their head on your shoulder. I wanted that moment to last forever, just the two of us in her room. We're in the process of re-training her to sleep through the night, thanks to sickness and some teething things have been thrown off. Again. While I knew I should put her right back in her crib, I didn't. I sang to her and rocked her. The older she gets the more rare these nighttime moments together become. And its even more rare that she prefers me instead of Leif to comfort her. I was cherishing the few minutes I held her and loving that she wanted me to hold her.

The whole time I held her I just thanked God for giving me this opportunity to be a mother and to raise a child. Its amazing how a little person can change your life and bless it over and over. Having Riley has made me closer to God, my husband, friends and family. I have a new appreciation for so many things and I look at things differently than before. It blows my mind! I love it:) God is so good!

7 comments:

LivingInspired said...

One day while my mom and I were in the garage looking through boxes, we came across a baby book she kept for me. As I flipped through the pages, looking at pictures I came across a little blurb my mom wrote about how she loves the times she gets to get up in the middle of the night to comfort me. Just her and I. It brought tears to my eyes to think of those days. Sounds so amazing the nights you get to spend with your amazing little Riley, her needing the comfort of her mother. Ahh, it makes me happy to read things like this. Thank you!

Rana said...

These are special moments. My kiddos are 6 and I love it when they fall asleep in my arms while I read to them. I think of how I could hold their whole body in my arms. Yes it is a blessing.

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

This picture is very beautiful. It's so refreshing to come to your blog and read your posts...thank you.

Keya said...

God is definately good

joeyandaleethea said...

That is just the sweetest thing. I try to cherish those moments, because I know they will not be little forever. And let me tell ya...it all changes with baby #2. Some days, with a 3yr old and a 1yr old...I will PUSH my hubby out of bed so that I don't have to. hehe. But bringing the baby back into bed with us is just so amazing. And who am I kiddin? It's convenient! :D

p.s. I found your blog because you left a cool comment for me (last year!) and I just saw it today, over at BabyCenter. So thank you for that, and your blog is awesome.

Melissa said...

you have such an adorable family! the little one is precious =)

Sweetydarling72 said...

Love the family picture and you're right to enjoy the moments you have. They grow so quickly and once the baby comes, it's even harder to come by those moments undisturbed.

Enjoy 'til you can't take it anymore! :)

Rania