I love you, my two littlest loves.
To my eldest, I love you for your courage, your kindness for your affectionate nature.
I love you even for your stubbornness, your needs that must be met, am grateful for your myriad ways of expressing them.
I love you for your passion for horses, the gentle way you rub your host’s nose after each session, how you allow your ride to nuzzle you and share his love of you as well.
I love you for your laugh, that rare sound that stops an entire household in mid-action to come running to see what has summoned such joy from an often serious child.
I love that you made me a mom.
To my youngest, I love you for your courage, your sense of right and wrong, your tenacity of spirit.
I love how you fight for those you love, never retreating from taking care of your own.
I love how you love little kids, even when I promise you your dream of a younger sibling is really quite impossible.
I love your jokes, but even more I love the joy you receive from telling them.
I love even your millionth question, because it illuminates your radiant mind (which often sends me running to Google).
I love how you look out for your big brother.
I love you, my littlest loves.
Happy Valentines Day!
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