Last Night I Held You

Last night I held you.

Last night you didn’t feel good. I held you.

Last night I listened to you breathe. I held you.

Last night I stayed awake and watched you sleep. I held you.

Last night I traced your beautifully perfect face with my fingers. I held you.

Last night I breathed in your sweet, sweet smell. I held you.

Last night I counted all of your tiny fingers and toes. I held you.

Last night I felt the warmth of your body on mine. I held you.

Last night I felt how much you needed me. You needed to hear my heart beating. You needed my touch. I held you.

Last night I thought about how big you are now. How you take up my whole chest and stomach now.  I held you tighter.

Last night I remembered you won’t always need me to hold you. You will grow big and strong. I held you longer.

Last night I was so tired and wanted to sleep, but I knew the days are fleeting and the moments are short.

And if you need me tonight, baby, I will hold you.

ezra sleeping

 

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2 thoughts on “Last Night I Held You

  1. So beautiful, Katie! Don’t worry, your children will always need you – I know I still need my mom even though she’s holding me from heaven now.

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  2. Katie, thank you for sharing your beautiful story of unconditional love for that sweet little baby boy. He is blessed to have such a loving mommy. Keep going during those sleepy hour feedings.

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