Because, my friend, you are so loved.

Because of the gentle kiss upon your cheek. Because of the big squeeze hug around your neck. Because of the joy upon your face. Because of the tears you wipe away. Because of the belly laugh you get each day. Because of the boo-boos you sing away. Because of the magical chaos that will soon be gone. Because of the way they feel upon your chest. Because of the way they feel in your arms. Because of the sweat and dirt from playing in the hot summer day. Because of the sprinkler drinks, the itchy rolls down the hill, the barefoot runs in the grass, and the millionth time you've pushed them on the swing. Because of the wild. Because of the calm. Because of the cuddles in bed. Because of the way they just barely reach the counter while on their tip toes. Because the way they spin around with the wind blowing in their face and their hair lifting with every move with arms open wide and the world at their fingertips. Because they want just one more piggy back ride or "airplane" ride through the air. Because of the way life is now...today. Because of the way you love...and they love...won't look the same in five years.

Because of the way your love dances around your story...your every day.

Because you, your littles, and your littles littles deserve to see and feel that love as it changes, as life changes.

Because you are loved. You are loved every single day.