full of cleaning,
and sweating in the garden,
and occasional tears,
At the end of the day, when I see these faces,
I can't help but smile.
I smile because they run to hug me,
grabbing my hands as we walk to the car,
chatting busily about their day.
I smile because their eyes light up when they see me,
because my heart swells with love for them.
Because my Mom loved them too.
At the end of the day, these little ones of mine bring so much joy into my life.