I do my best to explain to them the joys of parenthood:
You may think you understand love, but you have no idea how exquisite it is to have your heart open up when your baby smiles at you.
The days are long, the nights are longer, but the years fly by.
The most beautiful clothes and finest jewelry are worthless as you walk through the door and those tiny feet sprint down the hall as their laugh and joy tackle you to the ground.
The adventure is worth every sacrifice.
My son has given my life such meaning, such significance.
I cease to remember what this life was before his beautiful face.
The truth is, we're not here to guide them; They're the teachers.
If we step back, listen, let them lead, we catch glimpses of heaven.
Those small still moments are worth.... everything.
They smile, nod their head politely, take another swig of their overpriced mixed drink.
We move on to another topic...
I gaze around the room, misty eyed. By the time I get home my little man will be in bed.
Ahh, but when he wakes up, I'll be the only hug he runs for. I'm the favorite ice cream. I'm the superhero, I'm the most amazing, the smartest, the best...My kisses have healing magic, I'm the best friend... for right now anyways.
I dare not miss it.