I had some super sweet cuddle time tonight with my “peanut”. All because I stopped, took a deep breath and decided that all the things I needed to do could wait.
This is a major challenge for me. Every day. I’m a task-oriented person. Ask anyone that I work with and they will tell you this is true. I’m not one to just sit around and chit-chat (ain’t nobody got time for that anyway). I get things done.
The same goes for my home…and it can be to my own detriment at times. I have to remember to slow down and focus in on Reynolds and Andrew. It’s often easier with Andrew because sometimes he just wants “shoulder-to-shoulder” time…and that’s easy :)
It’s more difficult when it’s Reynolds and he clearly just wants snuggle time…or rock-me-momma time. And all you mommas out there know that there is nothing more treasured.
Tonight, after we’d read our books and it was time for “night-night” I hugged my peanut and told him he could read in his bed. He pretty much immediately cried. I tried to reason with him (I must be crazy) letting him know that he needed to go night-night and that mommy loved him. Nothing doing…he was still crying and reaching up for me.
In my mind I was thinking of all the things that needed to be done (including a pit-stop to the restroom…). Remembering that this time with him is fleeting…he will only be this small once…one day he won’t want to snuggle with me…he’s going to be too big one day and I won’t be able to hold him in my arms like this…
Precious child. Thank you, Jesus for this precious child. He wrapped his arms around my neck, hummed a little…played with his blanket a little and passed out.