(Untitled)

I love holding you.

I whisper into her hair. She is fresh from the bath, smelling of coconut and wrapped in her white towel. She is curled on my lap for warmth, shivering and soaking my clothing through with her wetness. I rock back and forth on the floor and cuddle her tightly.

How long have we been sitting this way?

Quiet.

No words.

Just rocking and breathing and warming.

There are no clocks in her room. Nothing to say, “Hurry up! There are things to be done! It’s lunchtime or snack time or time to do this or be there!”

It is just us.

For as long as we want.

Just being.

And I hear it.

I love it when you hold me.

Yes.

And we sit.

For what seems like only minutes.

And when we stop cuddling and she has her pwincess dwess on and her hair combed and we are making our way downstairs, I see the clock.

Those minutes?

Added up to almost an hour.

A beautiful, wonderful hour of just being together and being sure of each other.

And yet.

It was far too short.

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“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh,” he whispered.

“Yes, Piglet?”

“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw, “I just wanted to be sure of you.””

(~A.A. Milne)

6 responses to “(Untitled)”

  1. Melissa Bruining Teeter Avatar
    Melissa Bruining Teeter

    LOVE this! Makes me so excited to hold my own little girl in a couple months. 🙂 Tears to my eyes.

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  2. Thank-you for sharing your beautiful moments.

    I love Pooh and Piglet!

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  3. judieyoung@hotmail.com Avatar
    judieyoung@hotmail.com

    Little Audrey,

    YOU ARE LOVELY!!!! I love you. Ms. Judie xoxox

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  4. Beautiful. I love you both!

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  5. The gift of cuddling is such a precious gift. Love you both.

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  6. BEAUTIFUL! What a challenging and encouraging reminder to my own heart to slow time for the things that really matter… relationships and togetherness.

    Thank You friend!

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