My heart is breaking today.
Even as I type it these words seem ridiculous and impossible. How am I a mother to such a beautiful young girl?
I don't idolize motherhood, I'm the first to admit I'm not very good at it, but I do cherish the moments I have with my kids.
I love them with all my heart and I make sure they know that every day.
The seemingly innocuous act of nuzzling "I love you" into my 1 year old's ear. Running my fingers through my 4 year old's hair while she's falling asleep. Holding my 5 year old's face in my hands as I stare into her eyes and see my soul.
These people have reached into my depths and formed me into someone I don't recognize. I love three small people more than I will ever love myself or anyone else.