Most days it still takes my breathe away that I can use the phrase "my girls" in a sentence!
The rest of the days I am amazed at how much love I have for them. It's so beyond anything I could have ever imagined, which I know sounds terribly corny.
It took me a little while to feel that unending love when Gianna was born. I had just met her and she cried a lot! But we got there and that love between a mom and her daughter is powerful stuff. And then I panicked for at least 6 months before Aleesia was born that I might not have enough love to give her or that I would be taking something away from Gianna. When she was born, it still took me a little while to give my whole heart to her the way I had given it to Gianna but we are totally there now.
I went and tucked Gianna into bed the other night and realized that when she says "I love you mommy, see you in the morning" it still makes me smile as big as the first time she said it. When Aleesia snuggles into my shoulder it makes me melt just as much as when she was first born.
I no longer fear that I won't love Aleesia as much because I know that I love them each a little different because they are different people. but I am happy to report that there is indeed enough love to go around.
Which is a great thing to realize and be comfortable with considering what's ahead for us.
Christmas is going to be extra special this year and we are so excited to share our love!