Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Picture this

The room is bathed in darkness, the only light coming from a nightlight that casts a soft glow over the hardwood floors, gently illuminating the furniture in the room and causing shadows to dance gently on the walls and ceiling....

The room smells of baby--a combination of clean diapers, Dreft and the sweetness that only a baby can smell like...

Soft music plays in the background, classical and soothing, a gentle lullaby that calms...

The only other sounds in the room are the contented sighs and gentle noises of a nursing baby...

A soft chair envelopes me, a homemade blanket serves as a cushion for my head....Aliza is boneless in my arms, trusting. Her eyes are closed, her breath warm and gentle against my skin, her body a cozy warmth in my arms....I breathe in her unique baby smell; her nighttime bath soap and sweet milky breath....

This is how I end my day.

4 comments:

Gram S said...

I can't get my breath-
gulp... sniff.
I can picture it perfectly.
Beautifully written. That's a memory that you will take with you through your life. It's my favorite memory of your husband and me (time flies). It's also a beautiful 3D picture gift that you have given to us, your readers. Thanks!

JaxMom said...

Wow. How beautifully written....it brings back such sweet memories of Jax with me rocking to sleep...he mindlessly caressing his arm against my hand as I caressed his hand and arm in the earlier days....a slight creek to the old chair and older floors...

Thanks for sharing your heaven with us.

Sweet dreams Baby and Mommy....

Kelli said...

I LOVE clean baby smell. This was so sweet.

Thanks, also for coming to my defense yesterday in what was SUPPOSED to be a light-hearted post.
Geesh!

Dianna said...

So sweet! Know this...although the smells and sounds will change, that special time with your baby at the end of the day will always be priceless! :)