There are certain moments that I hope I never forget. Just now was one of them. Mia was fussing (I call it complaining because that's what it sounds like) and telling me she was ready for her nap. I picked her up and we walked over to the light switch to turn off the light. She looked in the mirror and smiled as if she was saying, "Thank you, Momma, for knowing what I wanted." I sat down in our chair and began to sing our song. Mia popped her thumb in her mouth and looked up at the mobile of paper cranes that Auntie Stacie made. Then she curled up a little and just began to relax. It was the heaviness of her body that I enjoyed the most. Usually she squirms and wiggles as we get ready for bed, but this time she was just calm. I sang through our song three times instead of just once so that I could enjoy the moment even more and then layed her down in her crib.
Of course, as I was typing this, I heard an enormously loud cry from her bedroom. Her little "thumby" kept popping out of her mouth because she couldn't breath. She needed Momma to suction her "nosey" one more time so that she could sleep. So the ending wasn't perfect. Is it ever?