The onesie read, "All mommy wants is a Silent Night". It was red with snowflakes hanging from a rack in Belk's.
As I held my son on my hip, my heart fluttered. I said outloud to my mom, "Why would a mother ever put that on her child?!" She replied, "I thought it was funny!" I'm sure many moms do... but not this one.
The Big Dawg and I are very familiar with silent nights.
No cries for a bottle.
No diaper changes.
No cute baby babbles coming from a warm crib.
No spit up.
No bite marks on furniture.
No overturned baskets.
No blankets all over the floors.
No toys in a pack n play.
No bottles in the fridge.
No baby food in the pantry.
No baby cuddles.
No heart stopping, can't live without it love, from such a tiny human.
We are well aware of what a silent night is, we lived with silent nights for years craving the sound of a baby to echo up and down the hall. I love our loud nights, I love our baby's joyful noises. This mama wants more of them and would never trade them.
Not for one.single. silent. night.