Inspired by @Jac @jakebrandman
  1. It's been a rough week for most of us
  2. I've found it difficult to focus and I've been stressed
  3. I've dealt with people I didn't want to have to deal with.
  4. And I've likely hurt others I care about tremendously.
  5. So very early this morning I lie awake
  6. So many thoughts racing through my mind
  7. And my little boy finds his way into my bed and snuggles up next to me.
  8. He feels my hand next to his and grabs it.
  9. We lay there in the quiet and I gently squeeze his little hand 3 times.
  10. And without a beat he squeezes back 4 times.
  11. "Bubby" I whisper "I squeezed your hands 3 times to tell you I love you. I. Love. You."
  12. And with each word I squeezed his hand.
  13. He responded "I know mom, I squeezed you back, I. Love. You. Too." 4 squeezes he gently gave back.
  14. I love that he knew what I was doing without even telling him.
  15. In that moment everything that seemed dark and scary or frustrating or stressful left.
  16. And we both fell back asleep.
  17. Him holding my hand ❤️