“I’ll love you forever”

“Mommy, can you hold my hand?”

“Of course I can.”  pause.  “I really am a very lucky Mommy.”

“I know, and I’m a lucky daughter.”

“I’ll love you forever.”

“And I’ll love you even more than forever.”

I give the girlie’s hand a squeeze in reply, and within minutes – the two of us lying in bed together in the dark – she’s asleep.

I really am a very lucky mommy.  No matter how crazy our day has been, or how much trouble either one of us has gotten in, I can count on an amazing nighttime exchange that recharges and refuels my soul.  My wish for every parent is for these types of small moments, the moments that speak to us and create lasting change within us.  Hold your little ones close, as we all know, they’ll be gone too quickly and the sweetness will give way to eye rolls and slumped shoulders…  but even then, I’ll still be a lucky mommy.  With so much wrong in our world, it’s nice to know this little piece of all that is right, is mine.

legwarmers, feet, and an accordian

"Multiple Measure Rest" - February 9th 2010

 

 

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About Tobi-Dawne

Tobi-Dawne Smith is many things to many people... photographer, canine behaviour expert, equal rights activist, green politician, lactivist, intactivist, writer, crafter, dog handler, third wave feminist, etc. But most important in her life is her role as mother to an amazing five year old. Learn more about TD at http://www.tobi-dawne.com/ follow her blog at https://td365.wordpress.com/ get to know her daughter at http://lilyannslemonade.wordpress.com/ or check out her work at http://tdphotography.me/

Posted on February 9, 2012, in Family, Joy Journey, Nikon D70, Parenting, Wee Girlie and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. tinystepsbigjourney

    LOVE!!

  2. Awh :)) so sweet! I live for moments like this too!

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