through the crack in the door...


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The lively babble has dissipated. The crib rails that were rattling a mere 5 seconds ago from energetic kicks are now silent. I can hear the sound of relaxed breathing as the chest contracts deeper and slower with each inhale. I strain through the crack in the doorway to watch the eyes flutter before the tiny body drifts off into wondrous oblivion. Writing it out now seems creepy, spying on my children as they enter into their exact moment of rest, but it really is a beautiful thing to witness an innocent teeny soul leave this world behind to peacefully dream. I look forward everyday to standing post by the door to witness Warner drifting off to sleep for one of his naps. I always look through the crack of the door to watch the silence befall him. I haven't been so fortunate with Evelyn taking any duration of nap lately, so luckily I can witness the sleeping beauty awake every morning with the rising sun. It is equally beautiful to see a little soul erect with such tremendous life, love and excitement at the start of each new day. The love I feel for and from these two children of mine is insurmountable.

13 comments:

  1. I adore watching my daughter fall into a deep slumber as I rock her to sleep. To watch them go from "on" to "off" like that is such a blessing.

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  2. Her room is so bright! Love it. even your serious posts have a bit of laughter, I love that!

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  3. I love watching Clara slowly fall asleep, fighting it till the last second then giving in with one last deep breath! I'll totally miss it when I'm not rocking her to sleep any more!

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  4. So sweet. I love when I am able to witness one of my little ones drifting off to sleep. Watching as their body relaxes, eyes fluttering until they can't hold them open any longer... It's beautiful.

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  5. Oh my goodness....so, so adorable. I love watching my sweet babies fall asleep. So peaceful. (and love the nursery!!)

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  6. That room is just beautiful! So much light! Watching babies drift off is so cute!

    xo
    Rachel
    picklesandchapstick.blogspot.com

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  7. Beautiful writing! As always. E is such a little model for the camera - haha.

    Hope you have a wonderful day :)

    Sheree
    The Hartungs Blog
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  8. these photos are too precious! I love peeking in on Elyse while she naps!

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  9. What a wonderful photo series catching sleep.

    I would absolutely love for you to link up at The Friday Baby Shower, Alice @Mums Make Lists xx

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