So many of you have commented how lucky Courtney is to have me as her mom. The truth is. I’m the lucky one. Both of my girls have taught me so much about this thing called life.
I wouldn’t know that love truly needs no words if it weren’t for Courtney. My almost 5 year old has never said I love you to me. Heck, she can barely call me mom. I initiate all hugs and lucky if I get a kiss. But Courtney has shown me love is shown in so many different ways. There is a well known exchange between two loved children characters…
“How do you spell love?” -Piglet
“You don’t spell it, you feel it” -Winnie the Pooh
I’m so lucky to have learned the true meaning of this through Courtney. She doesn’t say it, she doesn’t spell it, but boy do I feel it. I feel it when she lets me give her a big squeeze, I feel it as I help her calm down after a meltdown. I feel it whenever her big blue eyes actually look straight into my eyes. This morning I felt it to the point I was almost in tears. I was sitting on the couch with her but had to move to the other couch to console Alyssa. A few minutes later, Courtney got off the couch and came over to where I was and curled up on my lap. Boy did I feel that love at that moment. You are right, Pooh Bear, you feel love.
Oh girls, I love you so much!