In Nadia's words ....
The thing that melts my heart is when I am in another room caught up in the daily chores of emptying school bags, dishes, preparing supper, etc and then I hear Jasper laugh. I go to look in the living room and Seraphina and him are playing together as whatever she is doing (peekaboo, blowing raspberries, giving him aggressive kisses) he loves it.
The night feedings. But even as I wish for a full nights sleep, I realize that my baby is growing up and that is the next step in not needing me as much.
I read something recently that resonated with me: motherhood is a place caught between reminiscing about the past, hoping for the future and enjoying the present. It is a constant struggle of balancing all three emotions.