This evening, I was reading a variety of things and there seemed to be a common theme amongst them all. Many different Moms were talking about how time goes by way too fast. I am reminded of this everyday when I see Judah and Paisley do something new or have a new understanding of something. I'm also constantly reminded of how quickly children grow up by older Mothers in the grocery store. The Mothers who are now Grandmothers talk about how quickly their children grew and I never really understood until recently. I think I understand now but, maybe I really won't full grasp it until my children are grown.
This evening I finished nursing Paisley before putting her to bed and then she rested her head on my shoulder. She has become attached to a blanket that I swaddled Judah in when he was a baby and I also swaddled her in it. Anyway...she rested her head on my shoulder, gathered her little blanket up in her precious hands, I sang to her and she drifted off to sleep as we sat there together. It was such a special moment to sit there and hold my sleeping girl. I could've sat there with her for many hours. While I sat there and held her, I buried my nose in her hair and just smelled how perfect her head smells. If you are a mom, you know that there is nothing that smells better than your babies head.
I think God gives us these extra special moments with our children to recharge us for when motherhood isn't so easy. I'll be honest....when Paisley gets tired or hungry, she makes this very loud yelling sound and it can be so frustrating to listen to but, the sweet moment of holding her this evening, made any frustrating moment completely melt away.
I want to always remember what it's like to sit and hold my sleeping baby while I bury my nose in her hair.