I'd Like To Feel That Safe And Protected
Last night while I was watching television Ace joined me in my chair for some pats. After he felt sufficiently paid attention to, he snuggled down in his nook next to me in the chair and promptly fell asleep. He looked so peaceful and content that I just had to get a picture.
K commented, upon seeing him there, that Ace knew he could rest safe and sound because his daddy was there to protect him. I remember when my boys were little, how they would fall asleep in my arms while I sat in my chair watching television. They must have felt the same sense of safety and security that Ace feels.
With this thought in mind I tried to remember the last time I felt as safe and secure and realized it must have been too long in the past for me to recall. It was probably when I was in the Army and I slept knowing men I trusted with my life were on guard. Even then, I slept with a part of my mind on alert for trouble.
These days, though, I do sleep more soundly at night with the dogs in the room with us. While Ace may sleep soundly when in my chair and he knows I'm awake and alert, we switch roles when I go to sleep and he and Ginger take over the role of keeping the family safe.
So maybe I was wrong. I can't think back to the last time because, thanks to Ace and Ginger, I get to sleep securely every night, knowing there is someone on guard, keeping watch for me.
Image Credit » DW Davis