I don't refer to my children as "my daughter" and "my son" very often at all, for some reason. Those words don't seem natural coming out of my mouth yet, as if someone ten years older and wiser and more pinterested should be saying them. But, I have a daughter, and I have a son, and they are mine and I love them incredibly. It's true that you really learn what it means to love unconditionally. Being a mom is indescribable, so I won't try to put it into words here. However, I will say that when I do take a step back and think about how I have the responsibility and purpose of loving and raising these beautiful little people who will grow into real adults (woah!) I kind of can't believe it. How lucky are we to be parents, especially while we are young? I love and appreciate my own parents and really value my relationship with them...crazy that one day I will talk to Natalie about boys and college and teach Stockton to drive and make touchdowns, and hopefully have just as fulfilling a relationship with them as I do with my own parents. So much to look forward to!
I am so proud of my daughter and son - they are precious and loving and individual. I love watching them grow up together! I am so grateful they are close in age, and hopefully in relationship. They are the best, even when they won't let me take a happy picture of them : )