A Love Like This

It’s 2.30am in the morning and I’ve had just three hours sleep.

I wake to the sounds of a small voice, chattering away in a language you’d think I’d be able to understand by now.

Slowly my eyes begin to focus and I can see the silhouette of this beautiful little girl. She’s standing at the edge of her cot, watching me. Once she notices that I’m awake, she smiles.

I can’t help but feel incredibly loved.

We’re both sick and I’m temporarily sleeping on a mattress in her bedroom. She’s been waking through the night for the past four days, coughing, sometimes crying, and it breaks my heart seeing her unwell.

I’m exhausted but I can’t wait to kiss her forehead..

I give her a cuddle, knowing that every day she’s growing. She will never be this small again. In just two weeks time she will no longer be my little baby, she’ll be a year old.

She’s talking gibberish as I lie her down, and tuck her in to bed. The temperature usually drops in an hour so I put a light blanket on her and snuggle her in tight.

I give her lamb lamb, her favourite cuddly toy. She holds him delicately with her teeny fingers and plays with his ears.

No words are spoken. I kiss her forehead, too many times, but I love this moment.

I love how much she loves me.

I love her cheekiness.
I love watching her grow.
I love her with every ounce of my being.

A love like this is indescribable. It’s the most amazing feeling in the word.

It’s motherhood – the toughest, yet most rewarding job, and it’s worth every sleepless night just for these precious moments where love literally beams from their heart into yours.

I love you Casey.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kylie is a survivor. She’s endured events that no-one should have to experience. That’s why she wants to share her story; to help other women live beyond their pain so that they too can take control of their life, and live the life they deserve.

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