I just had a little time to spare, and I thought I'd share some of the feelings I've had lately. I was sick the first part of the week, and tried to avoid spreading it to Lainey, but she caught it anyway. I don't think that there is anything that brings the love for a child to the foreground in the heart like sickness or hurt does. I would do anything to make Lainey feel better and be happy again. The last few nights as I have rocked her to sleep, the song that was playing on her 'bedtime cd' has been 'You are My Sunshine' and as I looked down at her sweet angel face, my heart overflowed with love for this precious gift of motherhood. There is nothing I could do in this life that would fulfill me as much as being a mother does. It makes me appreciate even more how much my mom means to me, and it is amazing to actually know how much she loves her children. My only hope is that my children will look back with as much love and adoration on me as I do to my own mom and mother-in-law.