Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Day 22-Before Sleep

Last night we got home a bit late, and the girls had to go straight to taking turns getting backpacks ready for today and showers.
Of course, everyone found their own distractions.  I found this little lady in the “library” area of their bedroom.

By the time they were done, it was time to wind down and get ready for bed.  They looked completely worn out.  Don’t we all feel a little beat down at the end of a Monday?
I was in my pajamas too, so I crawled into Katy’s bed with her, and we read a book together.  Lucy was curled up in the pink chair reading her own book.

presence is balm
They were simply happy to have me in their room, sharing those quiet moments with them before sleep.

When we were done with reading, we turned on the low lights and Lucy’s brain turned on and wanted to have those thoughtful conversations.  We talked about what it means to believe in yourself.
I enjoyed the moment.  I was grateful for it.

I know that a day will come when they will want their privacy, and they won’t want their mom coming up to their room to hang out.  They won’t want their mom snuggling up close.
Today, I can simply enjoy this moment.

This post is part of the 31 Day series-Mindful Moments.


  1. So sweet! Glad you were able to cherish those moments.

  2. Those quiet moments before bed are some of my favorites! :)


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