I feel a tap on my shoulder and my eyes pop open. There she is. Couldn’t sleep and wants to snuggle in my bed. I can’t say no, so I let her in. I pull her into a hug and tell her I love her. She smiles and I smile back. I can’t go back to sleep when she is in bed with us, so I lay there enjoying her company. After a while I tell her it is time to go back to her bed. She says, “Ok”, and we get up. We stop in the kitchen for a drink and the have a bathroom break before tucking her back in. I pull the covers up around her and make sure she is comfortable. I tell her once again how much I love her. She answers back the same and then she says to me…
“Goodnight! Don’t let the bed bugs bite!”
I say in return, “Goodnight, Sweetie, you do the same.”
She responds, “You don’t have to worry about that…, I caught them all!”
I can’t help but smile and laugh.
As I head back to bed, I thank God for the wonderful gift my daughter is, and what a huge blessing it truly is to be called “Mom”. I thank Him for the great relationship I have with my daughter, that we can just enjoy each other’s company with so few words exchanged. I thank God for the humor my daughter has, and how she always seems to make me laugh when I least expect it. I thank God for waking me at 2 a.m. to remind me of how much He loves me. I fall asleep in awe of His great love and all He has done for me.