She was looking up into my eyes, just like she did, everyday for all those early months. Except this time, instead of a toothless grin and baby noises, she was happily chatting away in her beautiful little sing-song voice, about anything that came to her mind. I was flooded with emotion, and trying to swallow the lump in my throat and blink away my tears without her seeing them.
She was telling me how she could see herself (her reflection) in my eyes, and how cool she thought that was, and was asking me why do people blink.
All of a sudden she started humming quietly to herself. I immediately recognized the tune of the song, and knew it was the song I used to hum to her as I rocked her, in this exact position, to sleep when she was fussy or sad.
"Sing it to me momma! Sing me that song please!" She said as she smiled up at me.
I took a moment to catch my breath, and did my best to happily hum to her, choking back my tears the entire time. She happily lay there in my arms, cuddled into me so tightly. Just like she did, not so long ago, when she was so much smaller, and so much less independent.
It was a perfect moment. One that I never wanted to end. I feel like I was given the most beautiful gift in those few blissful minutes. How my beautiful baby girl has turned into the most incredible almost 4 year old in just a blink of an eye, is beyond me. But for one special moment in time, I got to have her as my baby again.