One morning she woke up at around 5:30-6am crying. I went into her room to see what was wrong and all she wanted was "Ellie" which is her elephant lovey. Once I found it, she was fine. I was about to leave when I turned and asked her if she wanted to come into mommy's bed and cuddle. She said yes and soon after we were curled up next to each other in bed. All I was hoping for was at least 20-30 minutes of quiet but before I knew it she was fast asleep. About an hour or so later she started tossing and turning. Out of nowhere she asked, "Mommy?"
me: Yes honey?
daughter: I love you
me: I love you too honey.
She then went back to sleep. This is when I started to tear up. To say that my heart was overflowing with love is an understatement. I tried to soak in that moment completely. I kissed her head and took a deep breath of her freshly shampooed hair. I wanted to remember everything that this moment had to offer. That moment was so perfect. It's these moments that make everything worth it. I will always remember this moment and I pray that she will too.