Raising children is hard work. It is demanding, challenging, very repetitive, and sometimes terrifying. It's rewarding, joy-filled, enlightening, and humbling. The truth is, I want to be thankful for every precious moment that I have with these girls.
I've been hugging them, holding them, kissing them, telling them I love them so much these past few days. After a while they squirm away, having had enough. I can't help it. I need to touch them, to have that physical connection.
My heart is heavy, and at the same time, selfishly grateful that I can look at their sweet faces and hold them close to me.