While They Are Sleeping

We tiptoe into their rooms in the middle of the night, to watch their chests rise and fall, to study their juicy lips, to see what toy or doll they are clutching, to inhale their scent and listen to each breath.  We imagine their dreams and sneak in one last goodnight kiss.

We stand over their beds to glimpse at our most beautiful illustrations of peace and grace.

When they sleep, we can still see the baby in them.

I wonder if the peaking will ever end?



  1. So true! I peek all the time…it melts my heart to see them so peaceful!

  2. One of our most favorite things to do- especially since our “Big” girl turns 5 today officially! She still purses her lips while sleeping the same way she did when a newborn. Time freezes a bit while they sleep! So glad I dropped in on your blog tonight which made me smile! Hope you're well! 🙂

    • Thanks so much for stopping by Marybeth. Time does freeze when they sleep! I can't believe the your little is officially five – remember when they were little rocking Grannys in Nursery school?

  3. You are such an amazing writer. This post is beautiful. Whenever I read your posts about your kids, the mommy in me comes out and I long for my own babies. xo

  4. Monica, I think that you write beautifully too! Lovely post. Thank you for dropping by our place and leaving us a message…its always so nice when you stop by, you leave such heartfelt and meaningful comments. Thank you! x

  5. Tears. I love returning to your older posts Monica.

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