Time is a BIG part of my day. One of my favorite times of the day by far is bedtime - For many reasons. The hustle and bustle of the day is finally coming to an end. I am minutes away from the ability to savor a few moments of peace and quiet. A DVR full of shows that fully lack any sort of animated character is awaiting me. But, perhaps, my favorite reason, are those tender moments of sweetness, the ones that cause me to stop in my tracks and bring tiny tears to the corners of my eyes.
Just a few nights ago, as just as many nights since then, Madaline has taken to blowing kisses to me as I walk down the upstairs hall. I usually turn and blow a few back. Madaline always giggles - a giggle that would even put a smile on the face of Ebenezer Scrooge. And, recently, as I am standing half way down the stairs, my vertically challenged self just barely able to peek over the landing, I hear the sweetest words that a mom could ever hear
*gasp* "Nite Madaline Elizabeth...Mommy & Daddy love you"
"Nite Mama....wuv ewe"
"And, I wuv ewe too Madaline Elizabeth....I wuv ewe too".....