Wednesday, January 23, 2008

rocking ruby

Ruby got to sit in her rocking chair for the first time today. It was made for my mom by her great-grandfather. My mom has a matching one that is adult-sized.

Ruby woke up this morning at 5:30 screaming. I think she was trying to move around in her sleep, because her head was all the way up in the corner of her bed. I got her up and we sat together on the couch nursing. She still wasn't ready to go back to sleep, so I opened up the curtains of our front window and we looked at the full moon. We did this for awhile. I whispered to her, she stood on the couch staring at the moon and me at her moonlit face. We read Time for Bed a couple times and back to sleep she went. It was a really peaceful moment together. As much as I love my sleep, I am grateful for these quiet times that happen at night occasionally, especially as Ruby gets squirmier. I know I will hold on to these memories for a long time.


Lynn said...


I am sorry to disappoint you, but the rocker was made for ME by my great grandfather.

Megan & John said...

That's even better! Thanks for getting the story straight. I've changed the blog.

mamabean said...

What a neat story! And a beautiful chair!