Mamas know that especially if it's been "one of those days," it's so important to peek in on our little ones when they're asleep at night. They are so peaceful, so still, so quiet. Yes, we need to see them this way.
We need to be able to just stare at their little faces without their knowing, without their talking back or interrupting or asking us for anything.
Just to gaze on them and brush the hair away from their eyes and kiss their warm foreheads.
And be reminded of how much we love them, how amazing they are, and what a miracle this thing called life really is.
We stand and stare and stroke their cheeks until our hearts just about burst with all the love we have for these children. And we have to practically force ourselves to leave the room.
Otherwise they might wake up!
Question for you: Do you peek at your sleeping babes every night?