Wednesday, March 12, 2014

solsc: blanket troubles 12/31

March Slice of Life Story Challenge
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About 4 a.m. this morning, I was startled awake.

A plea for "Mommy" turned into a full cry.

I jumped out of bed, and quickly made my way down the hallway.  I knelt down beside P.'s bed and whispered, "I'm here. Shhh. What's wrong?"

"Cover me up, Mommy."

This has been an ongoing issue.  Middle of the night wake ups to be recovered and tucked in.  I've debated buying bigger blankets.

I tucked in her pink butterfly blanket, brushed her hair to the side and whispered, "I love you angel."

P. opened her eyes, looked right at me, and melted my heart.

"I love you, Mommy," she whispered back.

I smiled and I kissed her again clenching my fist to my heart.

Her eyes closed and she was asleep before I walked out of her room.

Blanket troubles are also tender moments. Maybe that's why I haven't purchased anything new.


  1. Such a tender moment. Her whisper back is so precious. I'm so glad that you are writing about these moments because they are too quickly forgotten in the rush of every day life. Hugs to all. Love ya, Mom


  2. ... she was asleep before I walked out of her room
    before I had stopped thinking of her voice
    before the world narrowed into the single moment
    of her foot sticking out of the end of the blanket,
    toes wiggling in the faint glimmer of the nightlight,
    before I thought twice of closing the door
    and left it open for a few more hours of night
    before I fell into my own restless dreams of love

    PS -- I lifted a beautiful line from your post for my poem. Thank you.

    1. Kevin, you are amazing at lifting a line and writing with what seems beautiful ease. Thank you for stopping by again and sharing your talent!

  3. A very sweet moment. This is a true slice of life story. A few moments out of a day (or night in this case) and told simply. I love it.

  4. A beautiful, tender slice of night. This is what mother's memories are made of.

  5. The moments that need to be embedded into your heart Michelle . . .

  6. Such a sweet slice. Those are the moments that you'll treasure forever.

  7. So sweet, Michelle. You captured the middle-of-the-night scene so lovingly. I, too, would've debated buying bigger blankets and, in the end, kept the teeny ones around my littles :). Precious.

  8. I love these tender moments as shared in a slice. Thank you

  9. Awww...very sweet those little Mommy/ daughter moments.

  10. This reminds me of waking up with Camila at night. Even though I long for nights when I will be able to sleep through the night without waking up with an infant (almost one year old), I also treasure the moments, especially since I miss out on most of her day. This post reminded me that this feeling will extend throughout her childhood with sleep interruptions for a range of reasons.

  11. Beautiful! Your stories warm my heart.



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