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Holding On to This One

The other night, Quinn went to bed as usual, following the normal bath-book-prayers routine.  I think David was on Quinn duty this time, while I read to Saoirse in her room.  But 10 minutes after lights went out and doors were closed over, I heard the creak of the crib. “MUMmy!” Sigh. I waited for it. “I wantchu, Mummy!” “MUMmy, I waaaaantchu.” And into her room I went.  Quinn was standing at the corner of her crib, closest to the door, her stuffed husky under one arm.  She didn’t make a sound, but held her free hand out to me.  I picked her up, and she silently pointed to the glider in the corner.  So we sat down.  Quinn, for some reason, likes to rest with her back to my chest, her head against my shoulder, sucking her thumb.  But this time, she was tense.  I leaned down. “Do you want to turn around, so I can hug you?” Without a noise, she turned around on my lap, rose up to her knees, and moved up to a kneeling position, giving me small kisses as she moved, finally…