Aberdeen, Scotland Family Photography
I lie here in the darkness of the early morning knowing that even at 7am there is still almost an hour left until sunrise. On my right a sleeping suckling baby, comfort nursing after a long night of waking often. And on my left, my three year old cuddling into me, stroking my face. Daddy has already left for work. As I lie here in the silence before the day begins with my sleeping babies beside me in the warmth of our duvet, it hits me that I am exactly where I need to be.
It isn't often that I go through my day realizing that where I am and what I'm doing is exactly where I should be but lying in the dark, cuddling my babies, I realize that in this moment, I am doing exactly and completely what I should be. I shouldn't be up making coffee or getting kids dressed or making breakfast just yet. I shouldn't be worrying about the day ahead. I simply just need to be. Be still. Be silent. Be cuddled.
In this moment it is just me and my cubs embracing each other away from the entire world. In this moment I give my babies every ounce of my love and attention giving them the closeness that they need. For once, in a world of distractions and second guessing, the decision to stay in bed and simply be still is exactly where I belong.