tr.v. cher·ished, cher·ish·ing, cher·ish·es
1. To treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid; hold dear.
Cherish. I LOVE this word! I think to many people it means different things; however, I know that we all have something/someone that we cherish.
Tonight I had the pleasure of babysitting for my future flower girl, and her little brothers. This is honestly one of my favorite things to do! If you know me, then you know how much I truly love children. You will also know that I am going to be an amazing mother one day! :) I have known this fact and had this desire to be a mother since I was a little girl. Tonight I got to spend time with the kids, cooking their dinner, helping with homework, and giving baths. Some people might not share my excitement of babysitting and might choose to not touch it with a ten foot pole. But not me. :) I cherish it.
One of the things that I especially cherish when I babysit for this family is bedtime with the baby. I love giving him his bath, getting his little pj's on, and then rocking him to sleep. I can honestly say that there is nothing like the feeling of rocking a baby to sleep. I love that he's so small and just curls up on my chest. I love just sitting in the dark, being swayed by the motions of the rocking chair. I love the smell of Johnson's and Johnson's baby wash in his hair. In fact, I will smell his precious baby head several times while rocking him to sleep. :) I love the fact that now he knows me so well, he doesn't fuss or cry at all. He just lays down and goes to sleep. These times are precious to me. I know that he won't always be a baby..one day he's going to be a little boy, who will turn into a teenager, who will one day be a grown man. But for now, he is a beautiful precious baby, and tonight he layed his head down on my shoulder and I rocked him to sleep.
That is one moment that I will always cherish!