Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sleeping Little Angel

Last night I woke up around 11:30 and realized we had forgotten to open up Bella's door. (We close her door at bed time and open it when we go to bed so we can hear her if she needs us.)
So, I made my way to her room and quietly opened the door.....tip toed over to the side of her crib to find her so peacefully sound asleep curled up on her side. I just stood there and watched her sleep. Her precious little face......oh, how I just love her. It seems like my days tend to get so busy with changing diapers, wiping noses, feeding, chasing, bathing, reading books, folding laundry and the list goes on. As I looked at her so quietly sleeping, I started thinking back to one year ago when she was just 3 weeks tiny and so dependent on me. Now, don't get me wrong she is still dependent on us to an extent - but she can feed herself now, soothe herself to sleep, play by herself, flip through books by herself, entertain herself, sing to herself and so on. As I stood there reflecting on how fast she is growing up and how blessed we are to have her, I was overwhelmed with a heart of gratitude. I don't ever want to take her precious life for granted. I said a little prayer over her thanking God for her little life, praying for her to continue to grow strong and healthy and I even prayed for her future husband (wherever he may be)! =)
I wish I could have snapped a picture of that sweet girl sleeping.......but I didn't want to risk her waking up.........
I officially decided last night that watching a baby sleep is one of the most beautiful experiences in the whole world. =)

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