I think that when your newborn baby smiles at you those first times, its like the world freezes and you got your 1st paycheck for all the hard work you have put in. Payback for pregnancy nausea, the delivery, the sleepless nights, the fear of the unknown and the tornado on your body. At that moment, it's all worth it.
Today I read a quote from Winnie the Pooh:
"Pooh," Piglet whispered to Pooh.
"Nothing, said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw, " I just wanted to be sure of you."
Watching Quinn, Harper & Gracie "just be sure of each other" has been more than just a physical return of payback from my babies. It has been a reminder to me that this is right. This is why they all came at once. And it's bigger than Scott & I. They are our gifts, but oh what gifts they are to each other.
They will all be on the playmat (what we refer to as the ocean) and look straight up at hanging toys and then will reach over and just place a hand on one another. Or will immediately take hands when put by each other. Or will be on their tummy, look up, see each other and just smile a big happy grin, "like, oh good, you're here!" Or maybe my favorite, just turning their head and staring at each other - like no one else is in the room. A special, God chosen bond. Something they can always "be sure of..."