The very best part

The best part of my day is putting Boo to bed. This is my time with her. The time of day that I will not let anyone else interfere. I am steadfast that no one puts her to bed other than me when I am home. This moment is when she hugs me with her whole body as I carry her to her room. She hugs me around the neck with her legs around my waist. Lays her head on my shoulder and snuggles close.

I lay her down on her bed and say I love you. She replies ‘ank you’. While I wish for some day to hear her tell me she loves me, ‘ank you’ is enough for now. I lay her down, cover her with her blanket and slowly walk out of the room.

I say one more time, Night, night Boo I love you and hear, ‘ank you’ one last time. My heart swells with love all the field trip pain melts away. I don’t care that she is delayed, just that she is sleeping in her bed. I don’t care that she cannot say or understand I love you. Because I know that while she might not understand it, she knows that she is loved.

That is how I finished the sentence this Friday, the best part of my day is….

Tell me, what is the best part of yours?

Finish the Sentence Friday

10 thoughts on “The very best part

  1. Janine Huldie

    Kerri, seriously I love the best part of your day and was smiling reading this. I know what you mean about those hugs at night and sometimes I wish I could hold them forever and stay in that moment for as long as I can. Thanks for sharing and for linking up with us again!


  2. Kristi Campbell

    EEP she is beyond adorable. So perfect. I love night-time, too. Tucker's recently started saying “eyeyou” in response to I love you but I think it's just a mimic. Someday, friend, we'll get our I love you, too's back. I believe.



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