I’ve learned that I need to be more like Ellie. She might get a little impatient with her meals, but she knows I’m going to provide them. She crawls to me when she’s hurt because she knows I’ll take care of her. She wants nothing more than to be with me simply because she loves me.
Nothing else I do in life will ever be as meaningful as caring for and raising my tiny human, and I think that has finally started to sink in with me.
My entire life changed when I had her and most of the time this isn’t the case, but tonight, I miss my life before. The one where I was only responsible for myself, well-rested, and shaving my legs wasn’t a freaking treat.