datestampWednesday, May 2, 2012

Sweet Whispers


My sister always teases me about the way I put my kids to bed. She thinks it takes FOREVER! I on the other hand, LOVE our bed time routine. We get in our pj's (me included) and pick out an outfit for the next day. This helps the kids get dressed quicker in the morning. Brush our teeth, etc. We meet in my baby girls room...and we each take a turn telling each other our "favorite" part of the day.  It's so fun to hear what the kids come up with...seeing Daddy come home, playing with friends, being outside, being together. We get to share one thing, but it usually ends up being many, many things. Scriptures are read, prayers are said, and it's time to be tucked in. I take my baby boy into his room, and he snuggles up with his "baby". It is a little white lamb, named lambie (which is permanently gray, and has been washed a thousand times...to no avail)! I sing him a couple of lullabies, and rub his back. He holds my hand. I tell him I love him, give him many kisses, and say goodnight. I then walk into my baby girls room, she snuggles with her "baby", which ironically is a lamb as well, but is still the same color it was when we got it years ago! There are such big differences between boys and girls! We talk about her day, then she asks me to sing her lullabies. She tells me she just CAN'T go to sleep without her lullabies! I kiss her a thousand times and say goodnight till morning...They fall asleep.
During the next few hours, before I go to bed.  I check on them 5 or 6 times, sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and peek in on them to! What am I doing? I kiss their sweet cheeks, cradle their faces..., put their heads back on their pillows, adjust their blankets, watch them dream. When I tip toe in I whisper in their ears "You are special, I love you, You are beautiful, You are my princess, You are my prince, Tomorrow will be a good day, You are a good boy, good girl, I love you, I'm so happy you're my baby, (My daughter asks me if she will still be my baby when she is old like me, I tell her yes, of course!)  I pray for them to have good dreams, and pray they will remember the things I'm telling them., because they are true! That they will know they are special, and adored...that their Momma loves them so much.  As I watch them sleep, I know that I am the luckiest Momma alive. xo

7 comments:

April said...

Oh that was beautiful... they will never forget those precious moments.

Kim Orlandini said...

Oh Sarah. You are the luckiest Momma alive, and you are also the greatest example of one. They will remember all of these things. Each and every one.

Cheltz said...

There's a lot of love in that house! Going to bed will be some of their favorite memories :).

Kelly said...

I am on here tonight specifically to blog about our horrible experience at bedtime tonight, which was so painful for all of us. I messed up big time. I tried to make it all about me getting what I "thought" I needed. Thank you for posting this and reminding me what really, truly matters. Maybe I will link to my post when I'm done. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I needed to read this tonight.

Dixons said...

Sarah, you are such an inspiration to me in so many ways. I loved this post. It made me want to be a better mom, and reminded me not to take the little moments for granted! Thank you, my friend!

Sara said...

So sweet! Your kiddos are very blessed.

Scarlett said...

I. LOVE. YOU. Everyone of us need to be reminded to value and cherish our children. You are an inspiration to us all, and I'm SO grateful to be able to call you one of my best friends. xoxo

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