Dear sweet pea,
Today was our day at home together. In many ways, Fridays are my favorite day of the week! I selfishly get you all to myself. I always look forward to this day, and it’s such a great way to get into the weekend when all four of us are home together.
Once you’re a little older, you’ll understand that winter is always a busy time for me at work. You may not know what time I tiptoe out of the house for work in the morning, or how long I stay up to work after you go to sleep, but it feels like work was all I focused on for the last two months.
When I woke up this morning to your singing and babbling in the crib, I had a huge smile on my face. We had breakfast together, took Sam for a walk in the rain, went to get groceries, rode the bus for the first time (for you), visited with our very dear friends, had some lunch, and by then you were so wiped and ready for a nap.
As I watched you fall asleep, my heart melted with how sweet and peaceful your face looked. I sat beside you and just enjoyed the rare luxury of watching you sleep. Your little chest raising and falling at a rhythm, your little hand resting on your chest, your little toes curl up involuntarily, and you almost looked like you were smiling. I said to myself, gosh, I’ve missed you! I missed having all the time in the world to spend with you, I missed knowing everything about your day, I missed being the first to see the new things you’ve learned or a new word you’ve learned to say.
Today was exactly what I needed to feel more connected with you. I truly treasure the time we get to spend together. Thank you for making my life so amazing.