For me as a mother, there are a few moments that are so important and precious that not only define my experience as a mother but are also the hightlights of this whole journey in motherhood. The day my sons were born and when each of them first said "mama" or walked for the first time are the obvious landmark moments, but sometimes it's the little unexpected things that make just as big an impression. The other day I was carrying Arthur down the hall to his room when he wrapped his little arms around my neck and gave me the biggest squeeze and a wet sloppery kiss. And, then there's yesterday when Dorian, who has been busy these past weeks writing his name over and over again on paper, showed me this:
And, nothing warms my heart more than seeing them doing an activity together...in peace:
I think after over a year of being here, the boys are in a good place--enjoying school, enjoying the neighborhood and sometimes enjoying each other. Things take time!