Last night Day and I were lying in bed snuggling. We had just finished watching a movie and devouring big bowls of popcorn. When I shut off the lights he came over and laid his head next to mine on my pillow. He started talking and talking and talking. Normally I would ask him to stop talking and go to bed because he needs to get some sleep. Day loves to talk. Nonstop. I so badly wanted to go to sleep as well. I was tired. But in that moment I realized that these kinds of moments are not going to last forever. He won’t always want to lay on my pillow with me and tell me about his day, about school, about life.
I loved the feeling of him and me alone in the dark whispering to each other. I couldn’t see him in the dark, but I could feel the warmth of his body and the warmth of his breath. I felt like we were the only two people in the world in that moment. I could have stayed up all night just chatting about life with him.
Maybe it’s knowing that Day is our one and only that I want to embrace these special moments with him. Maybe it’s because he’s growing up and changing so fast right now. Whatever it was I never wanted it to end. I could have lived in that moment forever.
After he fell asleep, I just laid there and stared at him. This beautiful, healthy, happy, vibrant little boy. I am so very blessed by him.