A little voice comes out of the monitor. "Mommy? Mommy?" It sounds scared, and a little sad.
I reach for my glasses & stumble across the house, fully appreciating the outlet with a nightlight that's in the living room.
I find a Bug sitting up in his bed, clutching his beloved doggy as though it were a life preserver. The moment he sees me, his arms go up & he says "Hug."
After hugging, he immediately lays back down, cuddles his friends, and starts to drift off.
As annoying as it may be to have to leave my cozy bed in the middle of the night, I am thankful that I am still in the times when a hug and a moment of Mommy is all it takes to align the planets again.