While Phil is away in Auckland this week, Me and Audrey are spending some extra time doing a few special things to keep us occupied while he's away. As I was going to bed last night I decided to get Audrey and put her our bed with me (lonely!). She didn't even stir as I scooped up her tiny body and snuggled her close against me as I walked down the hall. How perfect she is. She continued to sleep as I put her head down on the pillow and tucked her into the sheets and blankets. I could hear her breathing as she snuggled down into her new spot. As I lay down next to her she sensed me close by and rolled over to snuggle closer. Bliss. She tucked her tiny arm over my neck and tucked her head under my chin and curled her body around my growing belly, my tiniest daughter kicking and moving around inside.
All I could think was, "Wow. These are my precious babies. I am beyond blessed."
I often have moments like this, where I think, "Incredible. Being a mother is so beautiful. I don't deserve this!" You know, those moments that make the more stressful times melt away. I think it's important to pause and drink them in. These days where our kids are small are far too short. Audrey was only a tiny baby YESTERDAY it seems. And now it's gone. I want to soak up every delicious minute of it that I can. Help me remember that.