My Sweet Child, These Are The Nights I’ll Never Forget

You’ll never remember these nights.

The nights I go to bed early for you.

The nights I leave my comfy spot on the couch beside your Daddy to snuggle and nuzzle you instead.

You’ll Never Remember These Nights.

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But I will.

The nights my 33-year-old body sleeps on the smallest sliver of my king-size bed.

The nights I spend silently fighting you for an adequate amount of blanket and space.

You’ll never remember these nights.

But I Will.

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The nights I lie in bed, asking God if I’m raising you right.

The nights I question if someone, anyone, could and would do it better.

You’ll never remember these nights.

But I will.

The nights I park myself next to you, listening to you breathe.

The Nights I Lie There, Smelling Your Hair And Studying Your Beautiful Face.

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You’ll never remember these nights.

But I will.

I will remember them for the rest of my life…

Because I’m your mother.

This post was written by Nicole Merritt from Jthreenme. For more of her work, follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

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