Cherishing the moments

Day 8 – March SOLSC

“Momma, can I come snuggle with you tonight?” Emma says as she hold her lambie in my doorway, giving me puppy dog eyes.

There once was a time, I may have said no.  You see for some reason I thought by letting her lay in our bed, or by laying with her, I’d be messing up her sleep habits, or that she’d never be able to fall asleep on her own, or she’d never be able to put herself back to sleep, or whatever else I had read in a book.  Thank goodness I didn’t listen to that for too long because these moments just won’t last forever.

Right now…

  • My 8 year old daughter is snuggled up in my bed, fast asleep, while her daddy is on snow storm stand by at his firehouse.
  • My 8 year old daughter actually wants to snuggle with her momma.
  • My 8 year old daughter still calls me “momma.”
  • My 8 year old daughter thinks I’m the most amazing mom in the world and perfect just the way I am (she wrote that to me in a letter recently!)

One day…

  • She might not stand at my door with her lambie asking to snuggle.
  • She might not even want to snuggle in my bed with me.
  • She might call me “ma” instead of “momma”
  • She might not think I’m perfect just the way I am.
  • She might not even want hugs.

So for now…

  • I will say yes when she asks for “snuggle time.”
  • I will never turn away a chance for some snuggles.
  • I will take any hugs and kisses that come my way.
  • I will give up my hubby’s side of the bed for my little snuggle bug when he’s not here.
  • I will cherish all of these moments before she’s all grown up.
  • And, I will pray that she always wants to hug and snuggle with her momma.


What are some of the moments you make sure to cherish?


I’m participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge!  Thank you to the team of writers at Two Writing Teachers for this wonderful writing community.  A place for us to grow together as writers. 


15 thoughts on “Cherishing the moments

  1. I love this slice! I love the structure you used to share your love for your daughter and your ability to live in and appreciate “the moment” you are in! As a mom of three girls, now 12, 16, and about to turn 18 I can say things do change but I love now is watching the girls interact in their teenage way, watching their hugs turn into silly dances in the kitchen, listening to their school conversations, being able to witness their love for each other. Yes, they do still come in for snuggles and hugs, it’s just as sweet as it was when they were little! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Thank you for letting me know that the hugs do continue! She’s an only, so I’m really hopeful the hugs and snuggles will continue. As for the structure, I’m just letting things flow and it seems as though my styler lately is “list” like. But it’s working!

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    • Thank you! Nurturing doesn’t mean spoiling. I definitely want my daughter to be kind, compassionate, loving, and nurturing – so I have to show her those same things! Thanks for reading 😀


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