It’s been almost two years to the day that I started nursing you and tonight you put yourself to sleep without it.
A choice you made on your own, in your own time, and at your own pace.
I have fed you on demand since you were first laid in my arms, and although at times I didn’t think I could last much longer, I made sure to give you what you needed.
Nursing became your emotional support, your physical support and your comfort in times of sickness and in health. It was our way of bonding, of taking time out in the day and honing in on what you truely needed in your life. It was no easy feat, we fought long and hard for our moment with plenty of tears along the way.
We fought off the nasty comments and the awkward stares, and yet found moments of peace amongst the chaos around us.
I will always hold close the photos we have in some of those moments, the way you look up at me and smiled, the instant relaxation and sleepy cuddles. There’s nothing quite like it and something I will treasure for as long as I live.