I put my kids down for bed as I usually do.
We brushed teeth, read stories, and talked for a little while before turning off the lights.
But last night, I also did something that I don’t usually do. I laid down right between my girls (they share a bed) and snuggled in. I held hands with my 2 year old and my 4 year old cozied up to my back.
We laid there like that and fell asleep.
When I awoke (maybe 20 minutes later), they were both in dreamland. Both breathing deeply and both with a warmth radiating from their sleepy, little heads.
I didn’t get up.
I laid there listening to the ceiling fan and the my girls breathing. I smelled them, touched their faces, smelled their heads.
I fully experienced the moment and it made my heart so happy and warm and it was just a great moment in time.
Because I was able to just take everything about that moment and love it up.
Here’s the thing, I am guilty of not enjoying the moment because I am dwelling on the past or thinking about the future, but I am going to say this, we need to enjoy THIS moment more because it is our life.
The past is over, the future is a mystery, but right now we are living.