Slice of Life: Day 1
Holding her in the nook of my arm takes me back to when she was a tiny baby and all I did was snuggle and hold her close. Now at bedtime, when she is on the cusp of slipping off to sleep and her eyes flutter to fight off sleep, she rubs her eyes and nestles closer to me. I lean in close and give her kisses breathing in her clean just bathed smell as she yawns and her sweet baby breath passes over me.
You are my sunshine. My only sunshine.
I stand up and hold her over my shoulder squeezing tight. She snuggles her head into my neck and pulls her arms in under her chest sinking her weight into me. I close my eyes, rest my head on hers, rub her back and sway savoring the moment.
You make me happy when skies are grey.
I cradle her in my arms and brush the hair from her eyes tucking it back off her face.
You’ll never know dear. How much I love you.
One last kiss. She stretches, yawns and breathes out as she settles into the comfort and warmth of her bed.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.
The sounds of ocean waves and lullabies carry her off to sleep and there is no sweeter more satisfying part of my day.