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.