So yesterday I uttered the words I never ever thought I would say.
I was picking up Miles from the bed after changing him, just picking him up and holding him close, something I do thirty or more times a day. I nuzzled his neck and squeezed him and said, "I sure love you, buddy. You know that? You have no idea how much. But you will someday - when you have kids of your own."
All my life my mom has said these words to me - "You'll understand one day when you have kids of your own." Sometimes they were said matter of factly, sometimes accompanied with a twinge of irritation - epsecially when I was 14 or so. But every time I received them with a "Yeah, yeah, whatever, Mom" attitude.
Well, Mom, you were right. (How long have you been waiting to hear that?!) : )
I DO understand! I finally get it! There is no love that the one a mama has for her baby.
And someday Miles will roll his eyes at me,
and someday he will get it -
when he has kids of his own.