Thursday, June 23, 2011

Big Girl Bed

For about a week now, Zeda has been in her big girl bed.  I was really resisting it (like everything) because I didn't want to do the work of making her get back into bed every night and stretching out bed time longer then it already it.  However, like everything, Zeda is a champ and hasn't tried to get out once.  It was a super easy change.
When I was putting her into bed tonight, she melted my heart and I hope I never forget the moment.  Sometimes, I write posts to let people know what's going on at the Murdaugh's, this post, however, is for me to remember when she is 16 and hates me. Ha.
 Zeda asked me to lay with her and I said I would, but only for a couple of songs.  She said, "lay down mommy and close your eyes."  I did and started to sing.  She said, "no mommy sing, Zeza."  So I stopped and she put her hand on my face and said all the words to Twinkle Twinkle, Jesus Loves Me, You Are My Sunshine and The ABC's.  When she was done, she paused and I opened my eyes.  She was looking at me and said, "I wove you mommy."  It's one thing to hear her sweet little voice say it when you ask her to, but it's another when it's all on her own and she says it because she feels it.
Those little words turned a rough day into something glorious.  I'm so thankful for my sweet Zeda girl.


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Emily Hope said...

So, SO very precious. You make me want to be a mom, like, yesterday. ;)

Camille said...

ugh. they know just how to melt our hearts...over and over and over! and when we're in a rush and want to 'stay on task', don't think we have time to lay, or honestly WANT to lay for a 'few' songs....their hugs and words make it ALL worth it ... and who cares about any schedule!

Justin is building Aub a new big girl bed...a twin! heart wrenching. But necessary. ;)

Who know parenthood would be such a heartache...yet so wonderful!