smelling like today’s strawberries
snoring between mommy and daddy
I am at the edge of the bed
still, he inches closer, happily mashed into my side
one minute, absolute peace in his body and face, arms flung out to the side, demanding his space
the next, one hand on my arm, the other, a thumb in his mouth, his breath on my face
and on this special night when I can not sleep
I watch him in love and awe
shall I roll him back to the middle of the bed?
I smile knowing that he will only inch closer once again…
he opens his eyes but for a moment
and then they close once more
a small bundle of potential and possibility
enjoy your sleep little one
Mama is watching over you.