Lately, some parts of my life just feel not-so-great. I haven't blogged about it, because well, even though this is a place for MY story (and I truly hate feeling like I'm only telling part of the story), sometimes the stories are intertwined with others, and I am trying to be careful not to air others' stories here. So, I've stayed away. I've been quiet. Because I didn't want to come tell only part of the story. But without this little blog, this little slice of my world, I feel a little incomplete. So, I'm back. And, while there's this background *stuff* I'm not writing about, I want you to know we are here. And, while things are feeling a bit not-so-great in some areas of my life, the girls -- they are great. They are so, so great.
It is THESE faces that never cease to make me smile. To warm my heart. The littlest one who is now army crawling (!!) all over the place, including right into my lap when she wants to be there, and the big one, who is always there to cheer her little sister on as she goes, goes, goes with "Go Mia Go!" and "Yeah Mia!" The littlest one who does.not.want to be still and finds my cuddles super annoying except for in the few precious moments just before she falls asleep at night and first thing in the morning, when she's content to just nestle her little head beneath my chin and stay there, for approximately five seconds -- five wonderful, sweet seconds that I savor. The big one who can never have enough snuggles, who, when she knows we've started our third (and last) story before bedtime, leans over to put her head on my chest and says "I love you." There are no sweeter words. There are no sweeter girls.
So, when I need comforted, when I need a smile, I've got them, my two little lights. Who fill my heart with enough love and light to truly, truly last forever. I am so, so lucky to be their mama.