You are a miracle.

And I have to love you this fiercely:
So that you can feel it even after
you leave for school,
or even while you are asleep,
or even after your childhood becomes a memory.
You’ll forget all this when you grow up.

But it’s okay.
Being a mother means having your heart broken.
And it means loving and losing and falling apart
and coming back together.

~Katherine Center

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