Little Love


I've had little legs wrapped around mine since Friday night. 
It's been kinda fantastic. 
My mom has been staying with us since then and Little Love said, 
"Nana can stay in my room.  I'll sleep with you and Daddy.  I like your bed the best 'cause you're there."

It's not only those precious words that make my heart burst - the closeness he has for us, that unwavering security he feels, the unconditional love...

I come home from school late at night and often find him like this:


I'll slip into bed, trying not to disturb him...
His little legs find mine in his deep slumber and keep me in a dreamlike quality of nurturing wonderfulness. 
 It's like he's taking care of me as he sleeps.

He snuggles into my hubby's back and wraps his little legs around me. 
He uses me as a body pillow a lot of the time.
His hands look for mine and sometimes I wake up with his little hand on my face.


I will miss the days that he no longer crawls into our bed in the middle of the night. 
If he gets cold, if he wakes up in the middle of the night, he knows he can come to us. 
We're his security blanket. 

This is love.
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5 comments:

  1. What a sweet heart. I love all the cuddles I get from my littles and on the nights that it's driving me crazy that my almost 18 month old daughter sleeps with us most nights I really try to remember how one day that won't be the case and I should just enjoy each moment.

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  2. oh my goodness this is such a sweet post. enjoy every moment. They grow up so quickly. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ♥

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  3. It totally is!! I try to remind myself of the same things too. These beautiful moments don't nearly long enough <3

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  4. So sweet. LOVE cuddling with my kiddos!

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  5. What a sweet, snuggly boy! I hope he never loses that deep love that he has for his parents :)

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