Did Daddy tell you that Mama was sad about how fast you were growing up? Did he tell you that I was feeling like your babyhood was slipping away and that I needed some extra love from you? How else did you know? I have always treasured nursing you to sleep at night, when it's just you and me. Our time alone. But this last week you made your mama cry so many tears of happiness. Because you have been staying awake instead of nursing to sleep and then snuggling into the crook of my arm and looking in my eyes as I sing you to sleep. Just like you did for the first four months we were together. Cooing with me as I sing your favorite song and slowly drifting off to sleep. You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. I can not think of a more perfect present to give to your Mama than that. I promise to cherish this time you gave to me. And to always remember it. Because I really needed it. I love you, my plum. With my whole heart.