Please help me to remember tonight. The way my little boy was all snuggled up in the towel. Warm from his bath. When he's all wrapped up like that, I can still rock my toddler boy. He nestled right in, so soft and sweet.
I never want to forget the way he giggled when I tickled the toes sticking out of the bottom of that towel. The sound of joy flowing from him. Then he surprised me most of all by saying, "Stop!", with a giggle. I've never even heard him say that word! I was taken a back, my big boy using such important words. I think he even surprised himself.
This intense love, God, please help me to remember it always. Help me to remember it when my temper gets lost. Or when I'm so tired I can't see past my own selfishness. Please help me to feel that, to remember that, when being a mama doesn't feel as grand as it did tonight.
Oh. And thank you. For such a wonderful gift.
It's better than any Valentine I've ever received.