I am so glad that I have a little bit of time to do this week’s Behind the Blogger writing prompt. It is “Let’s Go Back” and honestly, I am immediately transported to the moments when my daughters were babies. I know they are still “babies” – they are *almost* 3 and 4 years old. But I remember when I could pick them up and cuddle them and they wouldn’t push away. Yes, my 4 year old already does that. Not all the time, but often enough that it makes me sad. She doesn’t need help picking out her clothes or getting dressed anymore – and she goes to school every day. I would give anything to go back to the moments when I would hold her, nursing her, and just stare into her adorable little eyes and she would twirl my hair or clothes with her fingers as I fed her. That goes for both of them. My 3 year old still cuddles sometimes, but she pushes away quite a bit as well.
There is nothing like nursing a baby and knowing that you are giving them what they need to survive. So crazy that your body can do that – it is a miracle. It really is. For those of you that experienced it, I am sure you can agree with me. I will be having no more babies and that makes me a tad sad. Knowing I will never again nurse a little one hurts my heart, just a little bit. I know I have many, many, many, great years ahead with my girls – but every now and then, I look at them, and think let’s go back to when you were tiny and I could cuddle you in my arms for hours.
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Tessa Smith is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved Film and TV Critic. She is also a Freelance Writer. Tessa has been in the Entertainment writing business for almost ten years and is a member of several Critics Associations including the Hollywood Critics Association and the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association.