Sophie's happy sleepy voice. (while laying on her pillow tonight...)
"Mama, I yun-you-a hole my hee-ann." (translation: Mama, I want you to hold my hand.)
It's impossible to resist. So I hold her tiny fingers...all wrapped around my thumb. For a long while. And all the time I'm thinking about how lucky I am...how fleeting and wonderful is this moment.
And when I finally say, "okay, Sophie, it's time to go to sleep now"...
...and she says, "Mama, hole my hee-ann peas?"...
...and I say, "I will, Sophie..in the morning when you wake up."
...she just flutters her sleepy eyes, smiles and sighs, "okay."
Sometimes, bed time is perfect.