When I think of my mom, i can almost right away smell her in my mind. Whither through a warm hug, a cuddle, or just standing near her..i can smell that scent that i still remember from
when i was a little girl! Knowing she was close by and smelling her would help me sleep at night, make me feel special, it would relax me when i would feel worried or stressed. If i fell down and got hurt it was her that i could make me feel better and ofcourse her smell. It was a smell of safety and comfort and love. My moms smell is like no other smell in this world, and It still does all those things even now that im old and grown and have my own little girl.
As i struggled getting ellie down for her nap today, the thought came to me that instead of getting upset and frusterated with her for not going to sleep (after 2 hrs of crying), i realized all she needed was for me to hold her, for me to cuddle her and be close to her and help her to feel calm and reassured. Isnt that all we ever want in life anyways? And especially from our mom! When your sick, you want your mom, if something goes wrong and your feeling down, its that phone call or visit with mom that makes everything thats bad go away. Theres so much peace that comes with mom.
As ellie finally fell asleep on the couch with me holding her in my arms.. i tried to sneak away. As she started to waken she grabbed a hold of the robe i was wearing over my clothes, i slowly took it off to leave with her..and she slept soundly with it next to her. It's moms scent that makes everything better... And ellie slept for 2 hours. =)