One of my favorite things to do is to hold Catherine while she sleeps. When I do, I often think, “I consider it the greatest privilege of my life just to hold you while you sleep.” After hearing that phrase over and over again in my head, I started wondering why holding my sweet sleeping babe evokes such a deep feeling.
Is it because when I look down and see her perfect little features, I know I am taking part in a rare moment of innocence? An innocence that will necessarily fade as the months become years and she grows into a beautiful woman. I feel keenly aware that these moments are fleeting and precious and I want to hold on to and cherish them forever.
Is it because when she falls asleep, I know it means she feels safe in my arms? It is so important to me that she knows that our home is always a safe place even when the world isn’t. Whatever the reason, I know I will always cherish the times when you snuggle in close, here in my arms. ❤