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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tonight she held on longer...

On nights that Curtis tucks Lexi in, she has started asking for "Mommy to come kiss her goodnight." So I go in, lower her crib and reach down to kiss her goodnight. She wraps her arms around my neck and gives me the tightest squeeze. Tonight, she didn't let go. I wanted to go because there was laundry on the floor that needed to be taken downstairs, Haley still had to be tucked in, and we hadn't had dinner yet. But I just stayed there. I let her hold on to me as long as she needed to knowing that one day I would long for those arms to hold me and for whatever reason, they wouldn't be there. There is something about the sweet little arms of your child, wrapped around your neck, to remind you of what is important in life.

9 comments:

Lyonslove said...

You made me tear up! I have moments like that all the time. Everything can wait, right now I am being a momma!

Heidi said...

I so know what you mean. I look at Hope and think that... She's not into snuggling with momma anymore now that she's a big 7 year old. It makes my heart hurt a little.... But I still grab her and hug her real big anyway. And then there's Jack... you never know what you're gonna get with Jack. Sometimes he's really huggy. Other times he's the poster child for the Personal Space movement. So take it when you can get it!! : )

Diane Davis said...

that is a very sweet moment.

discomommy said...

Yes, sometimes it is just nice to hold on. A few nights ago Megan came and laid in my arms in the rocking chair at about midnight. It reminded me of when she was a baby and I would spend hours holding her. I didn't want the moment to end. So we ended up sleeping together there. It was wonderful! I few nights later, she found me on the couch about the same time. We snuggled for hours. Dylan eventaully found me too. It was just so nice to be close to them again!

VikingMom said...

These days I only get snuggles from Travis when he's sick...so this past week I've received alot of them. Aaron, on the other hand is a sneaky snuggler. He'll pounce on you and not let go when you're least expecting it. I have to remind myself to enjoy these things because they won't last much longer! (I did get a hug from Austin tonight--a rare, but beautiful thing!)

AMankin said...

sweet sweet girl!!

The Unlikely Pastor's Wife said...

mmmmmm, I LOVE those moments.
yay for you for recognizing that laundry & food can wait...

Rick said...

For all those times I was too busy to do what you did, God gave me a second chance in grandchildren

Kristen said...

Ahh! I know! I am always rushing off at bedtime, thinking of the things I have to finish. It's a good reminder to just be still and enjoy those moments with our kids.