Today I'm blogging over at Nourish Motherhood! This is a post I wrote this summer, right after Maggie's elopement.
I'd been planning on writing something else entirely, had a page of notes and false starts, but after what happened it was all I could think of and so I finally gave in and spilled the thoughts that were swirling around in my head out on the paper:
Tonight I found myself sitting beside my three youngest children, one by one, as they drifted off to dream. My own eyes were already growing heavy as I watched their eyelids flutter and their little chests rise and fall. Time is running out until I’ll be climbing into bed, I thought to myself, but still I lingered at each bedside until each child’s breath grew steady.
Watching my children sleep isn’t an everyday hobby of mine. Usually I am too busy with a mental “To Do” list that I’ve been adding to all day knowing I can tackle it when everyone is tucked into their beds.