It hit me the other day, though. I wasn’t expecting it, but in a quiet, unexpected moment I finally let it sink in that we are about to have two wonderful and amazing little ones.
I don’t normally lay down to take a nap with my daughter, but for some reason, I did that day. I laid there beside her as the warm afternoon sun filled the room. With her eyes closed, my daughter Rowan stretched out her hand and pushed it under my neck. She was half asleep but I could feel her little fingers stroking my hair and the back of my neck.
At the same moment, I could feel the baby kicking around inside. Swimming around in her perfect pool. I don’t know why it struck me as so profound, but in that moment I have never felt so much motherly love flood over me. These were my two girls.
I know life will continue to be busy, but I hope that moments like these will help me reflect and remember to savor the preciousness of it all. This one will be one I hope to remember all my life.