As I lay you down to sleep, your eyes are closed,
You don’t make a peep.
I linger there by your bed for a while,
Just taking you in, it makes this mom smile.
I see the beauty of your face,
I look at every special and unique characteristic that makes you full of beauty and grace,
I study your body to watch it breathing,
To be reminded by what a blessing it is, that I get to raise this incredible human being .
I look at you and smile as I think of the funny and cute little things you say.
I look at your hair that’s far from in place, it reminds me of all the fun we have had that day.
As I lay you down to sleep,
I try not cry, or to make a peep.
I recognize how fast you’ve grown,
That newborn babe that I once held tight to my chest,
Is far from gone, and you’ve developed into a beautiful, bright and talented soul.
I think of your qualities, your quirks, your temper,
I think of the amazing talents that you are yet to discover.
I think of how perfect you are there, just laying so still,
A blessing that only a parent can tell.
As I lay you down to sleep, my emotions engulf my soul.
For I know there are only so many sleeps where I am here with you.
I know that time ticks fast and quick, and sooner than I want, you will grow.
Something that never will change with time, is the love I have for your beautiful soul.
So that is why I must take you in, every bit of you, when you’re fast asleep.
I must capture everything about you,
Because as morning comes, you’re one day older, and one day closer to that grown up you.
As I lay you down to sleep, I breathe in with a breath of gratitude and love.
Our God above has blessed me to parent you in life,
And my heart could burst with love.
Yes, as I lay you down to sleep,
I love to look at the amazing beauty you radiate.
I love you my child, my sleeping babe. Forever you will be the most beautiful little soul I will ever watch grow.