The other night as I was getting Mary Lu ready for bed, Kevin took some candid photos of us. They're not fancy, it was the end of a long day, etc., but I love them, because they capture me delighting in my daughter.
It's funny, but no matter how many children I have, each one is so unique and precious, and loved. Mary Lucille is my fifth child, my third daughter, and I positively adore her.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: motherhood is a gift. My children are a gift. May I never take those things for granted!