Mommy Leave the Light On

Her screams woke me from a deep sleep. Alertness came over me as my feet found the cold wood floor and padded quickly to her room. “I need Jesus! You forgot Jesus!” she bellowed as tears saturated her scrunched up face. I enfolded my toddler’s warm body against mine and kissed her salty face. She clung to me as her heaving breaths slowed to a quiet rhythmic tempo. As she gave back in to sleep, I disentangled myself from her grasp and tiptoed to the window where her nightlight was plugged into the wall. My fingers fumbled until I found … Continue reading Mommy Leave the Light On