Today’s prompt: Beloved
The words just won’t come to me tonight. I sit here, waiting. Thinking about the five minutes I have to write but my mind is elsewhere. In the room with my little girl who just can’t seem to shake these ear infections. I want to snuggle her until she’s all better but my own weariness pushes me toward the comfort of a bed with a man who has known me more than a dozen years and still reaches an arm over to snuggle, even when he’s fast asleep.
It’s draining, this love. The giving. All the giving. But when she learns how to do “noses” and touches hers gently to mine, then her daddy’s, and wraps soft little arms around our legs, I forget the weariness for a moment.
These moments are fleeting, the sleepless, restless nights will end eventually. But this mama’s heart is never going to be the same. I will always want to snuggle her until everything is all better.
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