Sunday, November 14, 2010

One Moment With Briony

Last night, I had one of those mommy moments that is difficult to put into words.

When Geoff, Emily, Paul, and I got back to our place after dinner yesterday, Briony wasn't quite sleeping. Her sixth sense kicked in and she started fussing the second I was swapped in for Grandma + Grandpa.

I went upstairs and scooped her up out of her crib, and we sat down together in the rocking chair in her room. She immediately cuddled up against me and made one of those super awesome completely-content-and-falling-asleep baby noises, patting me with her hand as she nodded off.

I couldn't move.

Rather, I didn't want to move.

We sat and rocked for a long, long time - Briony sleeping and Mama soaking in every single moment because I am painfully aware that my baby is not really a baby anymore. I just sat there looking down at her eyelashes and smelling her hair and listening to her breathe.

It was one of those moments that was extraordinary in its ordinary-ness, that you know you'll remember forever.

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At November 15, 2010 12:08 AM, Blogger Tannis said...

mmm, LOVE those moments. I still get a glimpse of them with my 9 year old and it's more precious every time.


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