Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I am a father.  Sometimes, I just have to repeat it to myself, because on occasions I just don't believe it.  I also can't believe that someone decided that I could be trusted to help manage and care for such an obviously wonderful kid.  We are so incredibly lucky to have Chloe.

This morning my alarm went off and I stirred, setting the snooze for just a few more minutes of sleep.  My brain began to function, slowly revving up to speed.  It was as I lay there with my eyes shut, slowly preparing for the day, that I sensed movement.  Not Cora on the other side of the bed, but nearer, right at my shoulder.  I knew and remembered clearly bringing Chloe to bed with us last night, so it wasn't a surprise.  But, what really just melted my heart, was that she re-positioned herself off of the pillow beside me so she that lay her head on my shoulder, molding herself next to me.  Then I didn't want to get up at all.  That little bit of pre-morning cuddle was enough to make my day!  I carefully re-positioned her so she could cuddle next to her mom and I could get up and begin my morning routine, but I did not want to.

We have so much for which to be thankful.  Sometimes, I just forget to wonder at it all.  Chloe makes me remember, though.  I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.

 These were taken yesterday morning, but could be this morning, too.  When no one is in the bed, she sleeps sideways.  We are not sure why she sometimes wakes in the middle of the night crying, but sleeping between Mom and Dad helps, so we are not complaining.


jade said...

Oh my, she is cute, even with a sleepy head!

Anonymous said...

Where did they go?????
Aunt Carol