...warm, squishy, sleeping babies who have a drop of milk rolling down their cheeks.
...almost two year old little boys who climb and run and jump and go down big boy slides backwards without any help from their mommy whatsoever.
...pretending to have my own food network show while I'm cooking dinner.
...having friends nearby who I can laugh so hard with that we both start to cry.
...getting compassionate, understanding, loving emails from my dad when I least expect it.
...knowing that, regardless of how hard life gets, I have my best friend by my side. Always.
...shoes that light up when my little boy jumps. and stomps. and just walks.
...that every time we walk to the play structure at church, Christopher mandates a stop at the mural of our Lady of Guadalupe, sits down, makes the sign of the cross, and waits for me to pray a Hail Mary with him.
...hearing the church bells, right now, as they chime the Salve Regina.
...the peace that comes from knowing that we have our entire lives ahead of us and that it's okay if things aren't PERFECT this very instant.
...sitting with our 4-year old little friend on the park bench and listening to her while she shares her anxiety over her baby brother coming to live with them from South Korea.
...the fact that my friends are adopting this precious little one, and that he'll be here SOON!
...novenas. And friends who willingly pray them when you ask.
...an entire day with no temper tantrums. Well. From the toddler, at least.
...dancing with Christopher.
...good emails that are moving us forward with starting the business.
...precious friends, who, although I haven't spoken to them in a while, are always there to listen, love, and pray.