At four this morning when she came into our room crying it was only thirty to forty-five minutes from when I would normally get up to do my blog. Instead, at her request, I brought her back to her bed and snuggled her. I tried to get up thirty minutes later but it was met with tears and, in all honesty, she is growing up so fast I think I need these snuggly times as much as she does.
Letting go of what I thought I needed to do and letting her sleep be my priority was freeing. It not only allowed me to relax and be in the moment with her, it also allowed me to fall back to sleep with her snuggled on top of me. When I woke it was seven! And when I got up she rolled back to her pillow and kept right on snoozing.
I'm so grateful to let go of the idea I need to post my blog before everyone wakes. I'm grateful to just be in the moment and take care of my little girl. I'm grateful for her sweet snuggles. I'm grateful for those extra couple hours of sleep for both of us. I'm grateful for the way her head still tucks into my neck and chest and even the way her little hairs tickle my face. I'm grateful for how her hand squeezes around my finger. I'm grateful for her and I am grateful to make her my priority.
What are your priorities? How have they shifted as you have reached different milestones in life?
May today remind us to be in the moment and choose our priorities from the heart. Have a beautiful day!