You both snuck downstairs tonight.
Nate, you are sleeping on my legs, like you did when you were two and so very tired.
Julia, you are sleeping on the red couch behind me.
Your excuse is that you are excited to travel to Texas next week for Aunt Laura’s wedding and you can’t sleep.
I secretly think that it is because you both knew I needed just a little more love tonight.
I needed one last snuggle.
I needed one last request to scratch your back.
I needed one last sigh into dreamland.
I needed a reminder of this beautiful life that I have chosen.
I needed a reminder that I chose to be a wife and mom, no matter the road in front of me.
I needed one more ‘I love you, mommy’.