My oldest daughter makes me smile every time she comes home from college. Each time without fail as she comes around the corner and into the driveway she beeps her horn continuously to announce her arrival. Then we her
I guess Dave and I did something right.
I say this because our girls know they are special. (every child is special) They have been raised knowing that their presence in our home is treasured, that they are adored, and we love having them here. There is no doubt in their minds that when they are not at home they are missed.
Now don't get me wrong, I don't want to come across all rainbows and butterflies here. There are times, especially when they were younger when they would tell us they were spending the night with a family member or a friend and Dave and I would mentally shout hip, hip hooray!!! Because lets face it, sometimes you just need a break even from the ones who hold your heart.
But one of the best feelings I get when I wake in the middle of the night is walking by each of my little girl's rooms and seeing them sleeping peaceful and safe under the same roof. Even though (and I hate this) they really aren't little girls anymore.