I've always known I would love my children. When I was a little girl I dreamed of being married and having a family of my own. I always knew that was going to be a huge priority for me and that I would probably do those things relatively early on in my life. But I never realized how much I would LOVE my kids. If you are a parent you know what I mean. That overwhelming feeling that comes over you, the one where you feel like crying and beaming (and often do both) for the love of your children.
This morning Kaitlyn said to me "Mommy, you're my best fwend in the whole wold." I hadn't done anything especially special. She had been awake only a few minutes and I was laying in bed with her while she woke up. No lights were on yet, and the sun was just beginning to peek through her blinds. It's moments like this that I realize how important my job is. And although I don't make six figures or live in a fancy house, I am paid far more than I ever though possible.
Now I realize that my best friend status could change at any moment, (like this afternoon when she was mad I wouldn't jump at her suggestion to go to the store and get cupcakes) but I'll take it anyway. :)