Monday, October 1, 2012

Middle of the Night Awakenings

This past week has included middle of the night awakenings with either the persistent calling of “Mommy” or just good old fashion crying coming from down the hall from a certain little princess who is getting over a cold and has two molars coming in (and who, frankly, I think just likes to be snuggled in the middle of the night).  Last night was one of those nights and while I love an uninterrupted night of sleep, I am trying to cherish these fleeting moments of being able to rock my baby (yes, 30+ pound toddler) back to sleep.  And, I can’t help but think about little miss Nora and wonder, does she cry out in the middle of the night?  And, for who?  And, who hears her sweet cries? 
Baby girl, we are {literally}* counting down the days until we can hold you and love you and hear and answer your cries.
Photo is NOT from Nora’s orphanage but is representative of a typical crib that would be in a Chinese orphanage – with metal rungs and wood slat bottom (no mattress), likely for sanitary purposes.
*Yes, we are literally counting down the days now ... more on that real soon!  God is good!!!


Dana said...

So sweet - those middle of the night snuggle times - yet so tough - ha! Love this post - and it's so hard to think of our poor little girls in those cribs! So anxious for you to get over there!

Amy said...

I've been having some of those same thoughts about Nora when I get Simon out of his crib and snuggle with him. He just tucks into me and I melt.

Oh, I can't wait until Nora no longer has to comfort herself and she feels the loving/comforting embrace of her parents! {sigh}

Heidi said...

I know it can't come soon enough...