Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Those Sweet Bedtime Moments

I just put Jordan Ann to bed. I was kneeling beside her bed, going through our bedtime ritual. For more than a year now, I have had to sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Mary Had a Little Lamb and You are my Sunshine to her and it has to be in that order. This has to happen at naptime and at bedtime. I can't add another song, I can't skip one of those. She's such a creature of habit and bless her heart, she's my child.

Tonight I'm exhausted. It's been a mentally challenging afternoon with these two children I have. So as I was singing our three songs, I layed my head across her chest. She took her precious little hand and started rubbing my face and hair. She was oozing goodness. When I finished, I told her, "Jordan Ann, when you grow up, if you decide to be a mommy, you'll be such a good one." She said, "I don't want to grow up big." I said, "You don't? Why not?" Very quickly, she replied, "I just don't. Will you please tell God that? Tell him that I want to grow little."

Tears welled up in my eyes. I couldn't have said it better myself.

I don't want her to grow up either.


Wilson said...

That brought tears to my eyes. Wish they could all grow up little!

odomfamilyfun said...

I know...oh they are growing up way too fast!!! I look at how far we've come & think oh my, what have we been doing, I mean really doing...I need time back, stay small!
Going to get C on a list for KINDERGARTEN tomorrow----WHAT??? how sad is that. this can't be! she is still supposed to be in the infant class. Oh where does the time go??? So while I can, I treasure the sweet moments :)