there's so much love around here.
we're not perfect. i'm not a perfect mom.
but, you know what? no one is.
i feel so lucky to have a little girl
named natalie kate
who is very very tall, and has long eyelashes
and likes to make hearts with her hands and peek through at me
from the backseat.
i feel so lucky to have a bigger little girl
named hannah elizabeth
who loves to be a helper, and be a big sister
that shelters the four of us from wind & rain & cold
and that fits us.
i feel so lucky to be sitting next to a man who loves me,
a man who knows not to take it personally if i'm not thrilled with much
first thing in the morning,
and knows when i need quiet,
and to put on the teakettle after the girls are snug in their beds at night.
a man who has demonstrated over the years, so well, how to love.
i feel so lucky.