• Alicia Assad

A Perfect Way to Love

Updated: Mar 21, 2020

The books suggest I put him down while he is still drowsy so he can learn to self soothe, and it’s sound advice. But my heart demands I hold him just a little longer, because his head fits so perfectly underneath my chin. I can still smell his infant musk underneath the lavender notes that linger from his bath, and I indulge in his sweetness knowing it all will pass. When he’s grown and I’ve slept, I’ll write my own book about the magic of motherhood I’ve found in moments like this. There is no rhyme or reason to passion, no perfect way to love....