Linda's (and Violet's) first Mother's Day today. She says she still doesn't feel like a mother, but I can see the change in her. I saw it today when Violet threw up all over her and there was no frustration or anger, just bemused acceptance as she changed every article of clothing she'd been wearing. I see it in how Violet reaches for her and what passes between them when they stare at each other.
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace Thackeray