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Project52 • Sleep

Restful sleep is a gift to be thoroughly enjoyed. Dream of what tomorrow brings, and resolve the issues of today, as your body goes to work repairing itself. I wish you the sweetest of dreams, the warmth of a cozy bed, and a morning with time to spend snuggling under the covers.

Girl sleeping.
This has been a long week. Adjusting to single parenthood after enjoying the privilege of having Hubs home has been a challenge. Girl wants more attention than I can possibly give, and Boy is getting more mobile every minute. I know that I’m going to look back and miss this, but right now I’m praying for a little extra strength and patience. Girl has been pushing the limits, as all three year olds do, and it has made for some struggle for her. She tries to please everyone, help as much as she knows how, and has an imagination bigger than her body. She is very on the go, constantly chattering (I know, she’s my kid…) away about something, and trying to be independent in all that she does. Boy looks to her with such adoration that my heart melts. She doesn’t even realize it. At the end of the day, both of us have been falling into bed exhausted. This leads to amazing sleep, crazy dreams, and the ability to meet most mornings ready to take on another day. Tonight, after cleaning up as much as I could and working for a few hours, I went up to go to bed. Girl’s light was on, and I got momentarily annoyed. When I barged in expecting her to be playing, I found her as you see her in this picture. I stopped dead in my tracks and became breathlessly sentimental for a second. In all of the hustle and bustle, I got sidetracked and this served as my reminder: She is still only three. She is still little, no matter what she tries to tell me, and no matter how advanced she may appear. Sometimes when her personality is large and in charge, and her need for attention gets overwhelming, I forget. I’m so happy that she’s not really all grown up yet. She is smart, funny, and full of energy. I hope that I can somehow learn to keep up, and keep my patience, enough to watch and learn from her as she grows. Thanks for the reminder, Girl. Sleep well.

 

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    Nanny Sharon Sunday, March 4, 2012, 11:44 am

    OMG!! Kate, this made my heart melt and brought a tear to my eye for sure! You are a mommy and a superhero to me. Thank you for sharing your “wisdom-beyond-your-years.” Your family and extended family are so blessed to be able to know and love you.

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    Natalie Sunday, March 4, 2012, 3:37 pm

    She IS little. And perfect. And you’re doing an outstanding job, even on your most exhausting days.

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    Mahina Friday, March 9, 2012, 2:41 pm

    She looks so peaceful!

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      kate Sunday, March 11, 2012, 9:10 pm

      Doesn’t she?! It is a stark contrast to the ridiculousness that she handed me all day long. She’s a go-go-go kinda kid, so I needed to photograph the memory of her being peaceful. You know, so that I remembered that it happens every once in a while… :)

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    Rachel Friday, March 9, 2012, 6:49 pm

    You described the way I felt today. What a beautiful post to go with your picture! Thank you, I needed that reminder today:)

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      kate Sunday, March 11, 2012, 9:09 pm

      Thank you so much! It is so easy when the guys are so busy with work, and we are holding down the fort, to remember these moments. Especially when the kids have a hard day, which makes you have one too. I’m glad my post “spoke to” you, and I’m glad that you shared. Makes me feel like I’m not the only one :).

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