I’m sitting in bed, nursing my baby back to sleep. We just had a diaper change, so she was very awake when we started. I feel her relax…relax…completely relaxed. Her sucking slows and stops. I think she is asleep, so I glance down in the light of my phone to check.
And am met with her big, beautiful eyes staring up at me. Studying my face. Trusting me completely to take care of her.
She is not asleep. She is just content.
Warm in the knowledge she is loved.
And she is. So very, very much.