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Snuggle Me Timbers and Snug-a-Bugs! Why I will never feel guilty again about napping…  

My Sweet Girl,

I can’t tell you enough how blessed I feel for having you and your brothers in my life.  Just as with them, from the day you were born, we’ve always had a thing going, you and I.

You’re my lady..
..we’re best girls..
and we always will be, 
no matter the age or time in our lives.  
Yesterday, when I woke up with you from yet another one of our delicious snug-a-bugs (or snuggle me timbers!, as you love for me to say), I was feeling tremendously guilty.  One look around our insanely chaotic and cluttered house, and I was immediately reprimanding myself for having taken the time to sleep…
…but then I realized, it is just so SO much more than that.We’ve been snuggling together from the time you were 4 months old and even before that, really, seeing how you’d always refused our repeated offers for the crib in favor of our arms…

…and I’m so incredibly grateful that you did!

I realized yesterday though, that these naps we get to take together each day…they’re coming to a close…pretty soon, once the Fall is here…these afternoon naps will pretty much be a thing of the past…

I know too, from experience with your big brother, that once kindergarten hits, your life will begin to fast forward at a pace that your dad and I will both struggle to be comfortable with.

Not only will naps become a thing of the past but also those middle of the night snuggles you give when you sneak into our bed…and I know, this will just be the start of many adorable baby girl things your father and I will need to bid adieu to.

I love you so much, Baby Girl.

I love how you both love and need to be where I am at all times.  I love that you run back for a kiss at preschool if we didn’t get a proper one…I love that you want me by your bedside as you fall asleep, and I love how you run out to me in the living room when you wake up and realize I’m not there.

 
Where I am, you need to be…
and I am so humbled and honored by that…
I am both completely undeserving 
and completely at a loss for words over your love for me.   

So yes, yesterday, as I awoke from our nap, I did feel guilty, but I assure you that I never will again.  Life and time is too short.  Fall is approaching, and there is so much excitement awaiting you there, but I know too, that my heart and my arms will ache for just one more of these times with you.

You really are growing up, and this Fall is a huge deal on so many levels…I’m so proud of you, and I love you more than words could ever say.  I just hope so much that one day, you’ll remember all these deep and meaningful moments we’ve shared along the path of your childhood, and I hope that you’ll carry them with you always and pass them on to your own, because my heart,…my heart will never forget.

I get it now, that it is so much more than a nap…
It is a sweetness and a love that I will hold onto for the rest of my life…
 

So I will snuggle with complete abandon, My Girl…these napping days are winding down and I just will never be ready to open my arms and let you go…

Kay Kathleen

I write about my life's core: Jesus & my faith, my family, and the struggles I have met along the way. I figure...I hope...that if exposing my life and it's lessons learned can encourage even one person, this blog and all the hours I have spent behind this computer will have been more than worth it.

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