Tap tap tap.
I felt something poking my back.
I woke up to see a little figure standing next to me.
He rubbed his eyes and quietly said, “Can I snuggle with you?”
Adjusting my focus, I glanced at the alarm clock that brightly read 3:00am.
I put my hand out and gently pulled him up onto the bed.
He laid down next to me and rested his head on my chest.
After he got comfortable, he whispered, “I love you mommy”, and shut his eyes.
I breathed in his sweet smell of baby wash and gave him a tiny squeeze.
At 7:30am I woke up and looked down.
My little boy was sound asleep in the same position.
I laid there for a few minutes not wanting to disturb him.
I know before long he will be too big to do this and I’ll wish he would climb up on my bed one more time.
As I gently kissed the top of his head, his little eyes fluttered opened and a smile appeared on his face.
We laid there together for a few minutes, not moving or talking just holding each other.
These are the small memories that I’ll always remember.
What small memories with your children will you remember?