i've never felt more love from my big kids than i have this year. they vocalize their feelings and emotions throughout the day, every day. they tell me i'm the prettiest mama they've ever had. they say i'm the best mama in the whole world. and this, well, if there's a flower (or a weed) in sight, i'll have it tucked behind my ear, in my hand or like below, in my stroller's possession.
after six and a half years of being a mother, i've finally reached the point all those ladies were telling me about - the reward, the love, the appreciation.