Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Peeking at Our Children While They're Asleep

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.
http://www.galleryone.com/images/rockwell/rockwell-mother-angel.jpg

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?


6 comments:

Claire said...

I love this picture, and I love the memories, and I love your words.===Your Mama

Carrie Bevell Partridge said...

I love you, too. :)

laurie said...

Solvae (almost 7 months old) fell asleep in my arms for both of her naps the other day, and it was quite hard to put her adorable lamb-like sweetness down. So I held her longer, got a little high on the smell of her baby head, and then stared at her for quite a while before leaving the room.

Carrie Bevell Partridge said...

So precious.

Jen said...

I would if his door didn't squeak! It lets us know when he's gotten up, but keeps me from stealing my peeks. Sometimes I still do, holding my breath through the creaking sound and hoping he won't wake up - that glimpse of perfect peace is so wonderful!

Christy Bullock said...

I do every night!