You know that moment when you’re smiling so big and your heart is loving so much, and just when you think the moment couldn’t make you feel anything more or greater, it takes you by surprise and it’s almost as if you’re going to explode with all the happiness in the world?? That’s what it feels like to hold your child. To see them take their first steps and say their first words. It’s what it feels like to see their face light up when they see you come home, when you hold and love them while their sick, when they come crawl into your bed just to snuggle you and kiss you on the cheek. All these little moments, and countless more, make all the sticky walls, toys everywhere, endless piles of laundry, and food all over the floor for years and years all worth it.
These little people that come to us are so incredibly precious. I still can’t believe that my baby boy is already seven! I can’t believe that I have three little people!! I don’t even know where the time has gone. All I know is that my heart is expanding. There are countless times where it should have burst with happiness, but it didn’t. Which can only mean that my heart’s capacity for love and happiness are expanding with every new joyful moment.