This morning I sat with Elaine on the couch while I read my Bible. She had just stumbled out of bed and wanted a warm place to finish waking up. I had my arm around her. After a bit she moved and put her head on my chest. She was still for a while, then whispered, "I hear your heart, Mommy." I smiled and hugged her.
Then she moved slightly so that her chest was pressed up against mine and said, "Now our hearts are together."
“Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ”
- Elizabeth Stone (Thank you, Carrie, for letting me know whose quote this is!)