So, those who know me, know how very much my family means to me. My husband and I have eleven children, most of them are grown now, but they are still loved and needed and wanted and cherished. I love each one of them for themselves. There are things about each that make my heart swell with love and amazement. That these special people would be in my life actually makes me cry. I wish I could share with words how much joy they bring to me.
Today I received a text from one of them. It said simply:
Love you so much! Thank you for giving me life & teaching me about life! I adore you!
Such simple sentiments, yet they mean the world to me. It is a greater gift to receive love and appreciation from my children that anything that money could ever buy. In this wonderful season of giving and remembering and loving, let us not forget the exquisite joy of simple things done in great love.