Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I think that's the word to describe what I felt tonight, rocking Aali to sleep. At one point she took the bottle out of her mouth and it fell to her neck, spilling water there. I took the bottle aside and wiped the water away with my finger, and she looked up at me almost encouraging me to continue. So I kept stroking her newly bathed, baby soft neck and she kept looking at me with her big beautiful, sleepy eyes. We just stared. I was overwhelmed with emotion... how did this 'little bit of a thing'* come my way? How on earth did God put this child in my arms? My arms? To protect, to love, to teach and care for? Her sweet face, her bright eyes studying me.
I was filled with wonder tonight. And there's no going back from here. She's imprinted on my heart forever.

* Aaliyah is quite small for her age, and my Grandma has said a few times, "Oh, isn't she just a little bit of a thing!" I thought it was so sweet :)


Court said...

You are such a good Mama, Kim!

Mom-Nana said...

Yes you sure are!! I am so proud of you !! Tonight brought such proud and emotional feelings in me seeing how you and Nick handle Ali sooo well in different situations ( some difficult and some heavenly)
May God's Blessings continue to flow upon you all. Love and hugs.

mmichele said...

And you are imprinted on hers.

Aunt Tena said...

Sounds like a beautiful song to me Kim. :)

Mom-Nana said...

I agree with Tena. :) You can song write when Ali has gone down for one of her many naps. :)