There are these brief moments in life where we breathe it all in. When we are able to stop and look around and realize what living life is really all about. I recently had one of those moments; the day we arrived home from the hospital with our fourth child. I walked through the door and heard the sound of laughter and pitter patter of little feet coming to greet us. For a second I closed my eyes and took a mental note of the feeling of love that radiated throughout our home.
My husband and I started dating when we were 18. Back then we would sit up late at night dreaming about what our future looked like; where we would live, what our careers would be, how many children we would have. There was something so magical about the time we spent imagining what a future together looked like. Flash forward to today, 12 years later, and though all our visions of the future may not have been accurate, the family we dreamt about is.
Without ever knowing it these four little human beings are quite literally our dreams come true. In those moments of struggle and doubt I close my eyes and go back to that feeling and remind myself that we may not have it all but we have everything we need...a whole lot of Love.