"My child has taught me about life and what it is really about. Who knew that wet, soggy kisses could be so delicious! Of course, there are plenty other things I have learned from my children. Such as, a toddler can't be trusted alone with a felt tip marker. And toilet paper rolls should be hung much higher than a toddler's reach and a fish can only eat so much a day."
"My children have taught me that although I am the grown-up, I am far from perfect and that I make mistakes every day. That there is still a child in me who is learning and growing."
"My children have taught me that I really did take little things for granted. When I had my twins prematurely, I really got a wake up call. I took for granted that I would have healthy babies that wouldn't have to fight for their lives. I took for granted that I would be able to hold my babies right after birth, not a month after they were born. I have learned to cherish little things like my son finally making it to five pounds. The most important thing I have learned is what it is like to be a mother of a disabled child. This experience has been the most eye-opening and beautiful experience. I wouldn't trade it for the world because I have become a better person."
"My child has taught me how little sleep I need to function."
"My children have taught me how precious and few their childhood years really are. How simple things like finding locusts shells, listening to cicadas, going for walks, snuggling in bed to listen to an older child read, saying prayers, hugging, playing games, tucking them in bed, looking for the moon. How these are the things that matter! And they've taught me to be so thankful for each and every day."