In an effort to not discuss sleep, I will discuss awakening.
One of the myriad of benefits of having your baby sleep with you in the same room is that you wake up together. Molly will start stirring around, and I will wake up as she is waking up. She'll pop her head up and look at me and I'll say "Good morning, Molly!" And she will give me a nice smile.
Such a simple thing, but so nice for me and for her. I am so glad that she doesn't have to wake up in a dark room with no one there and cry to get someone to come get her. It is such a calm, peaceful and pleasant way to start the day.